Anti-poverty advocates marched from Winnipeg’s city hall to the Manitoba Legislature Thursday, calling on the municipal and provincial governments to take action on what they say is the major issue affecting communities.

“We’re seeing a lot in the media about meth crises, about increased crime, but we know as a community that that’s stemming from a poverty crisis, that’s the real systematic issue at work here,” said Michael Barkman, chairperson for Make Poverty History Manitoba.