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Child Poverty Report Released

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The 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card has been released and the grade isn’t good.

Adrienne Montani is the Provincial Coordinator for First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coaltion.

She says one in five children in B-C lives below the poverty line.

Montani says there was a vote in the House of Commons in 1989 to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000.

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She says the report is an annual reminder that we still have not reached that goal.

In the Mount Waddington region, 35% of children live in poverty.

The full report is available at www.still1in5.ca

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