Upstream Policy Director Charles Plante talks to Kevin Stanfield on the Global morning news about where Canada and Saskatchewan are on child poverty - 25 years after a unanimous vote in the House of Commons to eradicate poverty.
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25 years on and Canada ranks 18th out of 35 industrialized nations on child poverty—we can do better. Saskatchewan saw its poverty levels rise in the 1990s but drop in recent years. Despite recent gains, our child poverty rates are not much better than they were 25 years ago. Campaign 2000 estimates that the child poverty rate in Saskatchewan is 25.6%