Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Broken Promises

Twenty six years ago, the House of Commons unanimously voted to wipe out child poverty by the year 2000 – a promise that has not been kept.

A new report states more than 1.3 million Canadian children are living in poverty, despite government promises to eradicate it over a quarter-century ago.

Evelyn McNulty works at a soup kitchen in Saint John. She says she sees more people coming through the door than ever before. “I think things have actually gotten worse, not better,” she said.