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Coalition launches campaign to reduce Sask. poverty

By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix

Poverty doesn't just hurt those who experience it. Poverty places a huge burden on the province's health care, education and justice systems.

Reducing poverty could save Saskatchewan taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars per year and give a multi billion dollar boost to the economy.

That's the main message from a coalition of Saskatchewan community groups launching their "Cost of Poverty" campaign today.

"We want this province to be a prosperous place for everyone," said Alison Robertson, director of community development for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

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