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Sarnia mayor frustrated with federal leaders for ignoring poverty, inequality

One of Canada’s longest serving mayors is getting frustrated with the three main federal party leaders who are persistently ignoring the issues of poverty and inequality. Mayor Mike Bradley, of Sarnia, Ontario, says he is speaking out more lately for measures to deal with inequality – such as a basic income guarantee policy – “because others don’t.” All three main ... Read More »

National Poverty Reduction Summit spotlights inequality

Analysis There is no shortage of hard-working and intelligent people across the length and breadth of Canada who are passionate about ending inequality. From Victoria to St. John’s, from Nunavut to Windsor, representatives at the National Poverty Reduction Summit were committed to action. Hosted by Tamarack and Vibrant Communities Canada, the summit brought together thought leaders, business people, activists, advocates, ... Read More »

A forum for action on poverty coming soon, says Eggleton – ‘it’s called a federal election’

One of Canada’s champions in the movement to eliminate poverty, Senator Art Eggleton, says a national effort is needed with support from all provinces. “And yet where is the federal government? The federal government is missing in action. This October, we have a chance to correct that,” he says, referring to the federal election. Eggleton, speaking at the National Summit ... Read More »

Alberta’s big city mayors bring capacity crowd to their feet at national summit on poverty

Two of Canada’s most dynamic and change-focused mayors brought two capacity crowds to their feet at the National Poverty Reduction Summit in Ottawa. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, were both harbingers of massive, grassroots level change sweeping Alberta over the past few years. Now, with the NDP displacing 44 years of Progressive Conservative rule at the ... Read More »

Poverty reduction: Getting the big things right

Canada stands poised at a threshold of poverty reduction. Representatives from every province and territory, and over 100 cities are headed to Ottawa for the Poverty Reduction Summit in early May to share ideas on how to reduce poverty. The province, territories and cities are all engaged in either strategies they have developed and implemented, or are in the process ... Read More »