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Monday, September 20, 2010

NDP Candidate Studies Saint John Portland Riding

Over 50 per cent of the people who live in the riding of Saint John Portland are not doing well economically and haven't been for the last two decades. That analysis has been released by Jeremy Higgins who's running for the N-D-P in the riding. He tells CHSJ News the lack of pay equity in the private sector is holding alot of families in Crescent Valley back.

Higgins says most of the famillies are single-parent and without a living wage building housing that is subsidized may not be a long term solution.
He argues if you don't do anything about educating the young people in the riding and raising literacy levels, nothing much will be accomplished.