January 11, 2019
“There is a tendency to think that the reason we are reluctant to talk about or address poverty is because we don’t understand it,” said Derek Cook, director of the Canadian Poverty Institute. Last summer he was appointed member of the new federal advisory committee on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
“I believe the opposite is true,” he said. “I believe we all understand poverty perfectly well and it scares the hell out of us.”