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Sask. child poverty numbers second-highest in Canada: report – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202029 Views

The report 2020: Setting the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada was released on Jan. 14

Jan 15, 2020

Saskatchewan is behind the majority of the country when it comes to reducing childhood poverty, according to a report released Tuesday morning.

In Saskatchewan as of 2017 — the most recent numbers available — more than 275,000 children were living in poverty. Of all the provinces, Saskatchewan has the second-highest percentage of children living in poverty. For total numbers including adults, the province is third overall at 26.2 per cent.

Between 2015 and 2017, Saskatchewan also had the smallest improvement in poverty rates, with only a 0.7 per cent change in the number of children no longer living in poverty, according to the report.

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