Tuesday, October 23

Stephen Harper government lacks the political will to end child poverty in Canada

As leader of the New Democratic party, Ed Broadbent — back in Ottawa as an NDP MP after a 15-year hiatus — moved the 1989 parliamentary motion to end child poverty. A generation of children has grown up seeing that vow unfulfilled.

More than 1 million children, one in six kids in Canada, live in poverty. Nearly three times more aboriginal, immigrant and visible minority children are poorer than the national average.

The solutions are well-known. The Harper government is oriented to principally serve large Billion dollar corporation associated with the U.S. Bush administration sponsored North American Competitiveness Council (NAU), and military elites who seek more Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Harper government lacks the political will to redress poverty in Canada, or child poverty in particular.

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