The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its 2016 report card on Child and family poverty in Nova Scotia Thursday.
The report card is based on figures from 2014, the most recent year for which data is available. Nova Scotia has the third-highest rate of child poverty in Canada, at 22.5 per cent.
The situation is even more dramatic within the province. The overall child poverty rate in Cape Breton is listed as 32.8 per cent, up from 32.4 per cent in 2013.