Monday, October 22, 2012

All parties battle poverty

Anti-Poverty Caucus seeks non-partisan consensus

Senator Art Eggleton, NDP human resources critic Chris Charlton, Geraldine King,
Linda LeBlanc and Senator Don Meredith made up the All Party Anti-Poverty Caucus.
Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by Deborah Gyapong about a recent gathering of members from all of Canada's major political parties discussing ways to end poverty:
Ottawa’s All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APAPC) continues to search for nonpartisan solutions—but it won’t be easy.

The APAPC marked International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct. 17 with a panel discussion entitled “Ending Poverty Together: Real Stories, Real Solutions.” It brought together NDP, Liberal and Conservative MPs and Senators, representatives from civil society anti-poverty groups, and two panelists who shared their lived experience of poverty.

“We’re good at raising awareness,” said NDP human resources critic Chris Charlton, APAPC co-chair. “We’re not so good at moving the yard sticks.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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