Tamil: Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty
Toronto's Tamil radio show CMR FM 101.3 Tamil Morning reports:
In its report, Campaign 2000, an anti-poverty advocacy group, says 1.4 million children are living in poverty in Canada, 29 years after the House of Commons voted to end child poverty by 2000. The report calls for the federal government to provide more funding to the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to expand affordable, quality child care. Campaign 2000 acknowledges and appreciates the the introduction of important measures to tackle this problem, including boosting the Canada Child Benefit - a tax-free monthly benefit to help with living and child care costs - two years earlier than planned. But while this benefit does help low-income families, it does not fully address the need for better access to child care as a way to help lift families out of poverty, the national coordinator of the group says. (20/11/2018)
Cantonese: One in five kids in B.C. live in families that struggle to pay bills, rent and living expenses
Cantonese Fairchild TV British Columbia reports from Vancouver reports:
One in five children continue to live in poverty in British Columbia, according to the latest child poverty report card. The report, released by the First Call B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition on Tuesday, covers statistics from 2016. It found that poverty rates are higher than average among Indigenous children, immigrant children and children in visible minority groups. (20/11/2018)
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