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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Adequate Childcare Can Help Battle Poverty

Providing adequate childcare is one, tried and true, way of elevating people out of poverty, mostly women.

That's a smart way of spending taxpayer dollars according to Christine Saulnier of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who co-authored a report on the cost of poverty in our province.

She says the local economy would get a boost because that's where most of the money being earned would be spent.

Saulnier adds another smart way to spend money to reduce poverty is on public transit.