Bearing the Brunt

May 2010

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Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families details the rise in poverty and economic insecurity caused by the recession. The report examines key economic trends, comparing them to the baseline of 2007 (the last year for which poverty measures are available) in order to understand the recession’s impact.

The report: Bearing the Brunt

Le rapport: Elles en payent les frais

A summary document and provincial fact sheets are also available:
Bearing the Brunt – Summary
Elles en payent les frais – Sommaire en français

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