July 11, 2018
A recent report found the Battlefords-Lloydminster federal riding is in the top 20 of highest levels of child poverty, compared to 338 federal ridings.
Campaign 2000 — “a public education movement” with a goal to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000 — found 30.4 per cent of children zero to 17 within the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding aged live in poverty. According to its website, Campaign 2000 is non-partisan.
“The latest data paint a stark portrait of inequality in Canada with high- and low-income families living in close proximity while divided by wide social and economic gaps that leave too many children hungry, sick and stressed beyond their years,” states the 2018 report.