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Report says many in Halifax are living below the poverty line

A high number of people in Halifax are living below the poverty line
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A high number of people in Halifax are living below the poverty line. 

It's estimated that close to 59,000 people are considered to be living in poverty, and according to the recent Poverty Solutions Report, it's costing this province anywhere from $1.5 to $2.2. billion. 

The report comes after over two years of work from the poverty solutions committee which was created to work on an anti-poverty strategy for the municipality.

President of United Way Halifax and co-chair of the Poverty Solutions Advisory Committee Sara Napier told NEWS 95.7 there is incredible momentum and growth in Halifax, 
but we need to ensure the low income gap doesn't' get any bigger.

"We have to be talking about equity in our community, how are we supporting one another so that everyone has a chance to be lifted up," said Napier. 

The committee, which was co-chaired by Napier and Mayor Mike Savage, is encouraging people to read the report and act in a way that they feel will make a difference.




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