*Cross posted from the Canada Without Poverty website
Twenty-three years ago the federal government made a commitment to end child poverty by the year 2000. Now, decades later, the government is reminded of its failure to follow through on this unanimous motion through annual child poverty reports released by Campaign 2000 and its partners. What is now evident is that more children live in poverty now than in 1989. In 2010, 979,000 or 14.5% of children in Canada were in poverty, where as in 1989 the number was 912,000 or 13.7%. It is clear that commitments mean nothing without the will to take action.