(Ottawa) Eighty two per cent of global wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity saw no increase, according to a new Oxfam report. Story here.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Writer Laments Absence of MP From Poverty Debate.
I’m disappointed that our Conservative Member of Parliament, Robert Sopuck did not attend the forum on child poverty here in Neepawa recently.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Climate Change Overview
The World Bank
Flood refugees in Manitoba.
Climate change is a fundamental threat to development in our lifetime. If we do not confront climate change, we will not end poverty. The sooner we act, the better chance we have of addressing it at a lower cost. Story here.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Policy and Poverty in Manitoba - Budget 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
It was a welcome change to hear politicians of all stripes talking about poverty in the lead up to the 2013 provincial budget and in the analysis that followed. Unfortunately much of the chatter will serve the interests of politicians more than those most affected by government decisions. Details here.
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