Poverty strategy a strong start, but there’s more to do

Sep 20, 2018 | age-friendly, Impact Updates, Income security, informed, seniors' finances

by T. Russell Robinson,
the chair of the COA Experts Panel on Income Security

The government of Canada’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy should generate a more comprehensive, informed and productive discourse on Canada’s poverty challenges and what to do about them. This is a potential landmark in the history of social policy in Canada. It bravely confronts seemingly impossible challenges relating to government jurisdiction and the measurement of poverty, while resisting taking the easy route through new spending announcements. More