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Senate Report on Poverty Shelved by Harper Government

For Immediate Release
September 28 , 2010

Earlier this year, the Senate of Canada unanimously endorsed In from the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness, a landmark report containing 74 recommendations to help lift Canadians out of poverty. Yesterday, the Government of Canada issued essentially a non-response to the report, instead choosing to list its apparent accomplishments in reducing poverty in Canada without directly commenting on a single recommendation contained within the report.