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Jade Guthrie | The first food bank opened its doors in Alberta in 1981 as a "temporary" measure to address food insecurity. But many still rely on them 40 years later.
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Ed Finn | A new report is just the latest account detailing the extent of child poverty and dereliction that has blemished this country's image for a very long time.
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Ed Finn | There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
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Premier Doug Ford, alongside Minister of Energy, Greg Rickford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | Doug Ford's revved-up war against the poor could perhaps be described as politically cunning. One thing it could never be described as is populist.
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Duncan Cameron | The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
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Duncan Cameron | A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
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Marina Puzyreva | In spite of its devastating effect, food insecurity in the northern First Nations communities in Manitoba remains a largely overlooked problem.
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Ed Finn | The prospect of saving billions in the future by spending more to alleviate child poverty today doesn’t appeal to conservative corporate CEOs or their political minions.
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When it comes to listing countries on the basis of the social services they provide to citizens compared to the subsidies they heap on corporations, Canada doesn’t fare well. Photo: Zhu
Ed Finn | If the national income were more equitably allocated –- as it is in truly progressive countries –- much of the prevailing social distress in Canada could be alleviated.
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Gaetan Heroux | Hidden behind the doors of All Saints Church is the long history of the abandonment of Toronto's poor by all three levels of government.
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Ed Finn | With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
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Retiree Matters, Doug Macpherson | While changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) recently adopted by the current federal Liberal government offer some improvement, they do not go far enough.