A new report from the Angus Reid Institute showing poverty may be a bigger problem than official statistics indicate is ramping up pressure on Ottawa to unveil a federal poverty reduction strategy.
The Liberals promised a national poverty plan in their 2015 election platform. Churches and anti-poverty groups had widely expected Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos to unveil the national strategy in June.
“He was supposed to release it in June, and didn’t,” said Citizens for Public Justice executive director Joe Gunn. “Now what we’ve heard from people in his office is that they had a little bit