November 24, 2005 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Ed Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Hon. Ed Broadbent (Ottawa Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, 16 years ago today the Prime Minister and his party committed themselves to the abolition of child poverty by the year 2000. In the subsequent years, child poverty increased almost every year, while the finance minister was boasting of an accumulated surplus of $60 billion.
With the new figures out today showing that more than a million kids are in poverty, how can the government justify this disgraceful broken promise?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Child Poverty
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