Letter to NS Premier Darrell Dexter: Canada needs a poverty plan
On July 25-27, the Council of the Federation (the council of the premiers of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories) will hold their semi-annual meeting in Halifax, NS.
In advance of the gathering, Dignity for All has sent a letter to the Council's incoming-Chair, NS Premier Darrell Dexter, urging him to put poverty on the agenda. The letter highlights the negative impact of unilateral federal decisions, namely the recent Employment Insurance reforms, on provincial interests & residents' socio-economic well-being and calls for a national, multilateral poverty strategy.
A copy of the letter is available here.
If you wish to adapt and send your own letter to Premier Dexter or your own Premier, you can contact them at the addresses below:
BC: Premier Christy Clark (email@example.com)
AB: Premier Alison Redford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SK: Premier Brad Wall (email@example.com)
MB: Premier Greg Selinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ON: Premier Dalton McGunity (email@example.com)
QC: Premier Jean Charest (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NB: Premier David Alward (email@example.com)
NS: Premier Darrell Dexter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PE: Premier Robert Ghiz (email@example.com)
NL: Premier Kathy Dunderdale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
YK: Premier Dennis Fentie (email@example.com)
NT: Premier Bob McLeod (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NU: Premier Paul Okalik (email@example.com)