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e-291 (Poverty)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Randy Hatfield from Saint John, New Brunswick, on April 18, 2016, at 2:34 p.m. (EDT)
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National Poverty Reduction Strategy in Canada
Poverty
Saint John
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Whereas:
  • The City of Saint John, according to 2013 taxfiler data, has a child poverty rate of 31%;
  • The Government of Canada has committed to make significant new investments in social infrastructure; and
  • The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development has been mandated to lead the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy that would set targets to reduce poverty and measure and publicly report on progress.
We, the undersigned, residents of Saint John – Rothesay, call upon the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development to designate Saint John, New Brunswick, as a demonstration site for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy for testing and evaluating new and promising poverty reduction initiatives, which would include investments in affordable housing, skills training, literacy, neighbourhood revitalization, early childhood education and youth mental health.
Saint John—Rothesay
Liberal
New Brunswick
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 7, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01465)
Government response tabled on July 19, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-09)
Open for signature : April 18, 2016, at 2:34 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 16, 2016, at 2:34 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
20
British Columbia
16
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
1426
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
13
Ontario
62
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
5
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
7
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