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National Housing Strategy Must Be Part of Anti-Poverty Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: June 28, 2016 – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, is meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts this week. Before the meetings, Duclos announced his plans to develop a National Housing Strategy over the next year.

Faith Perspectives Matter in Seeking Justice

A faith perspective places human dignity, the common good, and the integrity of creation at the centre of economic life. Faith communities are calling for public justice. We want to see Canada’s public policy decisions reflect this understanding of what living together as a beloved community means.

Alternative Federal Budget 2016: It’s Time to Move On!

This year’s document calls for “structured spending” that would increase federal government spending to $37.9 billion, or almost $9 billion more than the new Liberal government must spend to meet its own election promises. As well, “The Alternative Federal Budget raises the bar on trans­parency by providing an accounting of the distribu­tional impacts on Canadian families of all proposed changes in taxation, transfers, and program spend­ing—something no government budget, federal or provincial, has ever undertaken.”

Shouting It From the Rooftops

by Michèle Biss

Action on poverty is long overdue. It’s time for our federal government to step up and put in place a comprehensive, rights-based approach to poverty.

Over the past year, the Dignity for All Campaign has been shouting this message from the rooftops. We’ve been spreading the word wherever and whenever we can – at events, through media and social media, and directly in the ears of our federal candidates.

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