An anti-poverty group has released a report on child poverty rates in Canada. Campaign 2000 is using the report to push for improvements to how Canada assists struggling families and individuals, and advocating for programs, policies and services that help to lift people out of poverty.
As part of that report, Campaign 2000 separated out the national rates by federal electoral riding and listed them, including which party represents the riding. For instance, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Toronto Centre riding has a child poverty rate of 40 per cent, meaning nearly half the children in the riding are living in poverty.
Campaign 2000 said the level of income inequality, even in federal ridings with relatively high incomes, should alarm Canadians.