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Monday, October 3, 2011

Have Efforts To Reduce Poverty In The Province Ground To A Halt?

Will the provincial deficit result in efforts to reduce poverty stalling? The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is worried that has already happened.

The riding represented by provincial cabinet minister and Saint John Portland M-L-A Trevor Holder includes the old North End and Crescent Valley, both of which have been designated as two of the city's priority neighborhoods where poverty is a problem.

He tells CHSJ News there have been alot of victories in the fight against poverty in the two neighnbourhoods but concedes there's still alot of work to be done.

Holder adds the residents in those neighbourhoods have also got to step up the plate.