Dear Saanich South,
A new report out today by First Call BC again reveals that BC again has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada.
Other grim statistics:
- The province’s youngest children are often the most negatively affected, with more than 20 per cent of children under the age of six currently living in poverty.
- 50% of children in single-mother families in BC lives in poverty! In 2010, it was 22%.
Clearly this is a crisis and it is getting worse not better.