Toronto Star

(November 24, 2015)

Canadians have elected a government that appears ready to tackle child poverty with a list of progressive measures, including a new national benefit that could lift 315,000 children out of poverty, say advocates who have been urging federal action for a generation.

The challenge will be to encourage provinces not to clawback the money from families on welfare and to ensure Ottawa acts quickly on its pledge to develop a national anti-poverty strategy with goals, timetables and sustained funding, says Campaign 2000 in its annual report to be released Tuesday

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