Major new federal report on poverty released today in the House of Commons – listserve
Wed, November 17, 2010.   Rob Rainer

Today, in the House of Commons, The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (the HUMA Committee) released its final report on the federal role in addressing poverty. The report follows three years of work by this committee.  At first glance, there appears to be a great deal that is very positive in terms of recommendations for action by the federal government.  Canada Without Poverty, with partners in Dignity for All: The Campaign for a Poverty-free Canada, will have more to say on this in the coming days and weeks, starting with a press conference on Parliament Hill tomorrow.  We encourage all other interested parties to comment as well, with communication directly to the federal government (to Prime Minister Harper and to Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, the Hon. Diane Finley).

The PDF versions of the report are available in English and in French.  An HTML version of the report will be available soon.

The government has 120 days to respond formally to these recommendations.

Rob Rainer
Executive Director / Directeur executif

Working in alliance with the CWP Advocacy Network / Travaillant en alliance avec le Réseau de revendication CSP

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