Food insecurity — lack of access to sufficient, healthy food — is either not getting any better or is getting worse in all parts of Canada, according to a new report.
Valerie Tarasuk’s research suggests no government in Canada is taking on the problem of food insecurity. (CBC)
The study — which looks at the number of Canadians who don’t have access to sufficient food for a full, healthy diet — used data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey, which included a household food security survey module.
Tarasuk’s report suggests four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, experienced some level of food insecurity. That represents about 13 per cent of households.