June 20, 2018
A national report released on Monday found that close to one in four children in Charlottetown is living in poverty.
The report, released by the national anti-poverty coalition Campaign 2000, broke down child poverty rates for each federal riding in Canada. The riding of Charlottetown saw the highest rate in P.E.I., with 23.5 per cent of children living in poverty.
The Island’s overall rate of child poverty stands at 17.4 per cent, according to the most recent report card on child and family poverty on Prince Edward Island.