2016 was the most successful year yet for ChewOnThis! Read more about highlights of the event on our new two-pager.
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.
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.
Today in St. John’s Newfoundland, Premier Paul Davis hosts the summer 2015 meeting Council of the Federation. In this meeting, Premiers from across Canada will take a moment to discuss issues that they consider priorities leading up to the federal election this fall.