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The Star: High hopes for federal action to end child poverty

November 24, 2015 — 

As the Toronto Star reports:

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….

“It is vitally important that Canada seize the opportunity to lay out a solid framework to eradicate poverty,” said Dr. Sid Frankel, Professor of Social Work at University of Manitoba. “This framework must be developed collaboratively with provincial and territorial governments, aboriginal governments and organizations, non-governmental organizations and people living in poverty.”

Frankel was also quoted in a Metro News story about Winnipeg Harvest:

Prof. Sid Frankel from the University of Manitoba’s faculty of social work, said single homeless people face an uphill battle in the public’s eyes. “Unfortunately, the public is less likely to see single adults as deserving,” he said. “Harvest, I think, has done wonderful work in terms of trying to change those attitudes with information that it’s put out.”




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