Yesterday, the House passed a New Democrat motion to create a national poverty reduction plan to eradicate child poverty. I’m proud to say that we secured all-party support for this initiative.
With 1 in 5 Canadian children living in poverty, urgent action is sorely needed on a number of fronts: from making housing and childcare more affordable, to improving children’s nutrition and their families’ economic security.
Our motion calls for a government plan with targets and timelines for taking action on these priorities in cooperation with provinces, territories and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
You can read more about the NDP motion online here.