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January 11, 2016

5 Qualities The Liberals' New Anti-Poverty Plan Must Include

By Joe Gunn

As we enter 2016, Canadians are speculating about what the new federal government might do in its first full year of governing. There are a few things that we know already: they will present their first budget, continue to resettle Syrian refugees and begin the first steps to set emissions reduction goals and implement the Paris climate agreement.

But anti-poverty advocates are eyeing a promise that has received much less media coverage.

It was a welcome surprise to see in the prime minister's mandate letter to Jean-Yves Duclos, the new minister of families, children and social development, a commitment to develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

for the full article on the Huffington Post, click here.

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