You don’t hear much about this trend, but it’s clear the War on Poverty is being won.
For two decades, statistics show the number of Canadians living below the poverty line has been dropping – to just 7.8 per cent of the population in 2018. It’s not zero, but it is significant progress.
Roslyn Kunin is a consulting economist and senior fellow of the Canada West Foundation. She recently wrote a piece for The Orca on the fight against poverty.
Roslyn joined Rick Cluff in studio.
Rick Cluff is an award-winning journalist who hosted the popular CBC Radio Vancouver morning program “The Early Edition” from 1997 until his retirement in April of 2018.
He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews and asked more than half a million questions, of prime ministers, premiers, presidents and some of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment personalities.