Monday, June 18, 2012

Politicians pan poverty, believe it or not

Members of all parties form Anti-Poverty Caucus

Here is a story from Canadian Catholic News reporter Deborah Gyapong relating that once again, nobody wants to be left out of a group saying that poverty is bad, even immoral.

Politicians across party lines in both the House of Commons and Senate launched the all-party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APC) June 12 to examine ways to fight poverty.

Senator Art Eggleton, a former Liberal cabinet minister and mayor of Toronto, one of three people co-chairing the event he hosted, said the number of poor people is as large as the population of the Atlantic provinces plus Saskatchewan, and "One in four of those are children."

He noted that former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent, before leaving politics, led a campaign to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, yet "We've got double-digit child poverty today."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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