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Three decades lost

This week the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report about child and family poverty in our province. Nova Scotia has reduced child poverty less than 1% from 1989 levels. If we are to alleviate the stress that poverty puts on our well-being, our economy and our political system, we must collectively shift our ideology regarding the market and the role of government.


Child benefit policy deepens poverty for the most vulnerable

As election day quickly approaches, although there has been much talk about how the Canada Child Benefit has lifted children out of poverty elsewhere in the country, there has been little attention paid to how benefit policies unintentionally deepen poverty when children are temporarily taken into care by a child welfare agency.


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