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We All Pay For Poverty

Paying for the negative effects of poverty costs much more than dealing with it directly.

Poverty is not just a hardship for those who experience it. It is costly to us as a province. Our government tells us they can’t afford poverty reduction policies like investing in new social housing, increasing welfare, or providing universal access to child care. But they fail to consider the large amount of resources that we spend, year after year, paying for the consequences of poverty.