Promises to Keep
HALIFAX: A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that Canada and Nova Scotia have lost ground in efforts to reduce child poverty. "Promises to Keep: The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2003" finds that child poverty today is worse than it was in 1989 when Canadian parliamentarians determined that child poverty should end by the year 2000. According to the report, in 1989 16% of Nova Scotian children lived in poverty. More than a decade later almost 19.2% children in Nova Scotia live in poverty.