On August 21st, the federal government quietly followed through on a very important commitment. From Vancouver, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos launched Opportunity for All, Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy. While many in the middle of summer holidays might have missed this, those of us pushing for a national anti-poverty strategy for years were waiting and wondering what he would say. It was, for us, a very big moment.
Darlene O’Leary examines the 2017 budget and what it means to those living in poverty.
For Christians, working to end poverty involves both a call to help those in need and a recognition that all people deserve to live fully and with dignity.
The federal election campaign is underway, and the stakes are high for Canadians. Many of us are weighing how the federal parties represent those issues we care about most. At Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), we see this federal election as an opportunity for public engagement on key issues of importance.