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This addendum to the NS Child and Family Poverty Report card finds that 13,690 children, almost one in five, were living in poverty in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in 2015. At 18.8%, Halifax has the 7th highest child poverty rate among the 25 large Canadian cities. There are five communities within HRM that have child poverty rates between 35 and 40%.
Halifax – 13,690 children, almost one in five, were living in poverty in Halifax in 2015, according to a new fact sheet released on child and family poverty within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). At 18.8%, Halifax has the 7th highest child poverty rate among the 25 large Canadian cities. There are five communities within HRM that have child poverty rates between 35 and 40%.
This study, the fourth in a series beginning in 2014, reveals the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For the first time ever, the study also includes child care fees in selected rural areas.  The study finds that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
Cette étude, la quatrième d'une série commençant en 2014, révèle les villes les plus coûteuses et les moins chères pour les services de garde au Canada. L'étude fournit un aperçu annuel des frais parentaux médians de garde d'enfants dans les 28 plus grandes villes du Canada pour les nourrissons, les bambins et les enfants d'âge préscolaire. Et pour la première fois, l'étude présente les frais de garde demandés dans certaines régions rurales. Il trouve que les tarifs ont augmenté plus rapidement que l'inflation dans 71 % des villes depuis l'an passé et d
Every year CCPA-Manitoba conducts research on Winnipeg’s Inner City for our State of the Inner City report. Emerging out of conversation and collaboration with community-based partners we examine the issue most pressing to them. This year we heard that community-based organizations (CBOs) are  confused and uncertain about the government’s spending review.
OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. Fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014. The study, the fourth in a series, provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for full-time care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. For the first time ever, the study also includes child care fees in selected rural areas.
In The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage in Saskatchewan, University of Regina Business professor Dr. Andrew Stevens explodes many of the more prevalent myths about the minimum wage and minimum wage workers. Dr. Stevens shows that minimum wage workers can no longer be perceived as mostly teenagers working part-time in a small family-run business. Rather, minimum wage earners in the province are older, disproportionately female and many work for large, corporate employers. As Dr.
Last week the Manitoba government held a community consultation to help with the development of its poverty reduction plan. The Manitoba Poverty Reduction Strategy Act requires the government to implement a long-term strategy to reduce poverty and increase social inclusion across Manitoba, and update the strategy at least once every five years.  That deadline passed in May of this year. The Act also requires that the government: 

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