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Poverty Takes Centre Stage at Provincial Election Debate

March 23, 2016 7:01 AM | News

Child Poverty

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Poverty is the topic of discussion today at a debate organized by Make Poverty History Manitoba.

The group will host representatives from the three main provincial political parties, as well as the Green Party.

“Poverty affects all Manitobans. It is a significant economic drain on our society when a portion of our population does not have the tools they need to participate and succeed,” said Josh Brandon, chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba.

“Without housing, good food, child care, and adequate wages, it is hard for families get ahead.”

Participating in the debate will be NDP candidate Sharon Blady, Progressive Conservative candidate Ian Wishart, Liberal candidate Noel Bernier and Green Party candidate and leader James Beddome.

The debate will be held at Gordon Bell High School from 7-9 p.m. tonight. Richard Cloutier of 680 CJOB will moderate.

— Staff