Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 09

This is poverty here at home

There has been plenty of talk lately about the expanding Sunshine List of public sector workers earning six-figure salaries. Ooh, aahs, daydreams of making such annual salaries, whether such pay cheques are valid at taxpayer expense and the like. Certainly, matters of concern surround the Sunshine List, but what really needs attention is the growing …

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Apr 06

“The Economic Cost of Poverty”

  Halton Poverty Reduction Forum April 4, 2013 Opening Remarks by Marc Hamel, Co-Chair of the Halton Poverty Roundtable Three years ago I thought that poverty was not an issue in Halton. However, I spent a day with 15 members of our community as they shared their challenges of living with low income in Halton. …

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Apr 05

New strategy offers little relief for those in poverty


Read the full article at Local organizations working to fight poverty in Halton cringed last Thursday upon hearing about changes to social assistance being considered by the Province. Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre discussed a recently-released Commission for the Review of Social Assistance report at a poverty reduction forum hosted at …

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