Poverty Trends 2018

Canada has its first national poverty reduction strategy – Opportunity for All. The strategy sets targets to reduce poverty by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2030 (2015 MBM rates). It also commits to establishing an official poverty line for Canada, using the Market Basket Measure. This strategy is an important step forward in federal action on poverty, but more is needed to reach those targets and the ultimate goal of poverty eradication.

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