Statistics don’t tell whole poverty story

Published in The Catholic Register on March 9, 2020

CPJ says more changes are needed in the way poverty is measured in Canada for a better snapshot of what is actually happening.

“The most glaring shortcoming of the MBM is that these measures are unavailable for people living on reserves, in the territories or in remote communities where people experience disproportionately high rates of low income, food insecurity and core housing need,” a statement from CPJ said.