Campaign 2000 hopes the data will prod the government to approve a soon-to-be-finalized poverty-reduction strategy before next year’s federal election, and enshrine commitments in legislation.

Four in every 10 children residing in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s downtown Toronto riding live in poverty, one of the highest rates identified in a new report tracking child poverty rates across all 338 federal ridings.

The Liberals have promised to create a poverty reduction strategy before the end of this four-year mandate.