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The Tyee | Canada Is Reducing Poverty and Increasing Equality, Says StatsCan

  Posted on: March 30, 2021

Newly released figures from Statistics Canada show that for several years ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rates of both poverty and income inequality had been trending downwards. People who are unattached, living in single-parent families, Indigenous, recent immigrants or living with a disability were all more likely to live below the poverty line, the report noted. TRU’s Ehsan Latif from the School of Business and Economics noted that the poverty rate among many of these groups has declined in recent years. Read more