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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Business Group Optimistic Poverty Reduction Won't Be Abandoned

The Alward Government faces a very tough road financially but Tom Gribbons, who chairs the Saint John Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative, doesn't think the Premier is wavering in his commitment to the poverty reduction plan.
The poverty reduction plan was cobbled together at a conference in Saint John that was chaired by then Premier Shawn Graham and agreed to by then Opposition leader David Alward.

Gribbons is calling the social safety net more like a web that traps people in poverty. He says there should be more incentives to go to work with better supports for such things as childcare.