August 21, 2018
Some people in Winnipeg living on a low income — and those working to help them — say they’re a little skeptical about a new federal government commitment to reduce poverty.
The Liberal government’s anti-poverty plan, called “Opportunity for All — Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy,” was unveiled Tuesday in Vancouver. It calls for a 20 per cent reduction in the rate of poverty from 2015 levels in the next two years, and a 50 per cent reduction by 2030.
“These folks can’t wait until 2030,” said Tessa Whitecloud. She speaks for a group called 1JustCity, a Winnipeg non-profit organization that feeds about 400 people a day