Poverty Reduction Act voted down in Parliament

On December 6th, MPs voted down Bill C-245, the Poverty Reduction Act. This bill would have legislated a framework for a national poverty reduction strategy. The final vote was 238 to 52. 

It is a disappointing result, given that the federal government has committed to action on poverty, mandating a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. Now, people living in poverty in Canada must continue to wait for a comprehensive response.

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Thank you for making ChewOnThis! a huge success!

ChewOnThis! 2016 was a great success thanks to the hard work of organizers and communities across the country! We had over 60 groups participating – in every province and territory – calling on Minister Duclos to include those with lived experience of poverty in meaningful consultations in the development of a comprehensive, rights-based Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

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Join the Movement: ChewOnThis! 2016 is Around the Corner

It’s that time of year again! The Dignity for All campaign is getting ready for our fourth annual ChewOnThis!

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