Since forming government, we have made significant investments to reduce poverty and give more Canadians a real and fair chance at success. Today, we’re announcing Canada’s first-ever Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) to build on this progress.
The PRS will set an official poverty line for the first time in our history, will set concrete poverty reduction targets that will lead to the lowest rate ever, and will establish a National Advisory Council to report on progress annually.
A Poverty Reduction Act that would entrench into law Canada’s Official Poverty Line, the poverty reduction targets and the National Advisory Council is proposed for introduction as early as possible.
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