Publication Source: The Hill Times
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Author: Mike Rekai
Poverty is not only a reality for hundreds of thousands of Canadians, it’s a national problem that costs all Canadians.
“Canada has a filthy little secret,” Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanach-Gulf Islands B.C., said of Canada’s levels of poverty. “And it’s one that costs us 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent of our GDP.”
That’s $86.3-billion to $102-billion annually.