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2014 child poverty report card : Child poverty report card

2015

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"First Call has been tracking child and family poverty rates in BC for nearly 2 decades. Our first BC report card showed that one in five (over 170,000) BC children were poor. It is profoundly disappointing that 18 years later the data still shows that one in five (169,420) BC children are poor. ... Again this year, First Call is putting forward a list of recommendations that would make a real difference to the size and depth of BC's child and family poverty problem. First among them is the call for the BC government to move from denial to action by adopting a comprehensive provincial poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines as other provinces have done"--

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