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Break the Barriers: Millions in Canada still struggle to get by

24 October 2016
People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty. 
"Break the Barriers," Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada, comes out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and reports that 4.9 million people in Canada (or roughly one in seven) live in poverty.
It also provides a breakdown of poverty rates for each province and territory. Nunavut (30.5 per cent) has the highest rate while Manitoba (18.7 per cent) is second-highest.