Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Half of Canada's Aboriginal Children are living in poverty

Hardly surprising to those who work with aboriginal communities.  The question is not what is wrong but how to fix it and whether there is the political will so to do:

TORONTO — Half of Canada’s First Nations children are living in poverty, triple the national average, according to a new analysis of census statistics that pegs the cost of easing the problem at $580-million a year.

The study by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives being released Wednesday also paints a grim picture of Metis, Inuit, and non-status Indian children, as well as of children of immigrants and visible minorities.


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