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Child poverty in Canada - One million too many

Fifteen years ago the House of Commons unanimously resolved to "seek to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000." In the midst of a growing economy more than one million children, or nearly one child in six, still live in poverty in Canada. [2]

 

 Incidence (%)

 Number (000s)

 Canada

 21.3

 1484

 Atlantic Provinces

 20.6

 121

 Newfoundland

 21.8

 32

 Prince Edward Island

 11.4

 4

 Nova Scotia

 23.4

 52

 New Brunswick

 18.0

 33

 Quebec

 21.4

 360

 Ontario

 20.8

 539

 Prairie Provinces

 22.7

 285

 Manitoba

 26.1

 71

 Saskatchewan

 24.8

 65

 Alberta

 20.6

 149

 British Columbia

 21.5

 179

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2. www.canadiancrc.com/Child_poverty.htm

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