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Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Photo: #G7Charlevoix/Flickr
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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Meagan Gillmore | Anti-poverty activists are calling Ontario's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty.
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Meagan Gillmore | Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market.
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Joe Fantauzzi | Low-income residents of Canada face a significant double standard when it comes to accessing banking services despite urgently wanting them.
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rabbleTV | People living on low income struggle to figure out how to pay for single TTC fares as well as monthly passes. Toronto should join other cities in providing a low-income pass.
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SEED Winnipeg | Since 2007 the Manitoba government has undertaken a series of steps to regulate fringe banks like payday lenders and cheque-cashers, but there is still more to be done.
Activist Toolkit
| Demand that Ontario extend public dental programs
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Tom Cooper | Many consider this to be the "season of giving," but for the payday loan industry in Ontario, it seems to be their favorite season for taking.
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Jim Silver | The CCPA's State of the Inner City Report 2015 shows that important poverty-related indicators are improving and public investment in community-led initiatives is making a difference.
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Mihiri Witharana, Joyce Slater | While having adequate income is the best solution to food insecurity, community-based educational programs that increase life skills, including food skills, can be part of an overall solution.
Columnists
Retiree Matters, Pat Kerwin | Seniors' growing level of debt is a real concern in Canada. Is it a sign of things to come as today's working-age Canadians put themselves more deeply into debt?
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Seth Klein | Federal finance minister Joe Oliver re-affirmed that his government seeks to double the annual limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts from $5,500 to $11,000. This is a terrible idea.