A new report is presenting a “very sobering reality check” as the Kenora federal riding has the seventh highest child poverty rate in Canada.

Kenora District Services Board CAO Henry Wall said the fact Kenora has the seventh highest rate out of 338 federal ridings “should be an alarm to our federal government, but also to our new provincial government.”

In the Campaign 2000 press release that accompanied the report, the data shows “a disturbing picture” of the extent of child poverty across the country.