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Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when

The Unsettling Costs of Poverty

Money manager Marc Hamel tells us that poverty hurts us in ways we might not think. The poorest of the poor die 21 years earlier than the rich. Someone in the lowest category of income earning will use the health-care

The Fight Against Poverty Deserves Your Personal Attention

Today, approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education

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Is Canada Ready To Solve Poverty?

The public cost of poverty in Canada is easily $25 billion a year, and climbing. A new report from the National Council of Welfare suggests that the government could save billions of dollars by tackling the roots of poverty. The

Election issue No. 2 – Poverty

All political parties recently signed onto a House of Commons report laying out recommendations for reducing poverty in Canada—but all disagree about how. It’s reassuring that Canadians believe poverty is an important issue facing the country today. However, in a