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Context - March 4, 2020 - Canada's Poverty Problem
Canada has a poverty problem.
The numbers are staggering. 3.2 million Canadians live in poverty. And one in five children are living below the poverty line.
But Canadians are fighting back. In the past 5 years, the poverty rate has started to decline. And one million Canadians have climbed out of poverty over the last 3 years.
Methods to combat chronic poverty and a challenge for Canadians to do more.
Up Next in 2020
Context - February 28, 2020 - Stalled...
The U.N. declares Syria is on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The refugee highway they turn to for hope is stalled – 70 million people are looking for a safe home.
This week on Context, why our refugee crisis is getting worse.
The cost desperate families pay for s...
Context - February 21, 2020 - Stalled...
Protests and blockades across the country are objecting a $6 billion court-approved LNG pipeline that will run through Indigenous territory in British Columbia.
Rail blockades in solidarity of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have stopped the transportation of $425 million of goods shipped daily by ...
Context - February 13, 2020 - Canada'...
Canada’s gun problem is on the rise. The latest statistics show a 42% increase in violent crimes involving guns since 2013.
The hardest hit city in our country is Toronto – but it doesn’t end there.
This week on Context – police, frontline workers, victims, and researchers on the root causes of ...