No excuse for grinding poverty in Canada: advisory council report
Rich and poor Canadians want governments to better help almost five million people living below Statistics Canada's low-income cut-off, says a new council survey and report released Thursday. Voters support efforts ranging from guaranteed livable incomes to more affordable housing, child care, education and training, suggests the online poll.
The council's online survey was done last fall. Responses were drawn from 5,000 individuals and more than 400 organizations across Canada.
Almost three-quarters of respondents were women. More than one-third of participants said they are always or often worried about living in poverty, another third are sometimes concerned, and the rest said they rarely or never worry.
Most respondents, 73 per cent, described themselves as "regular Canadians" who play no voluntary or paid role in the fight against poverty.
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