The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2009 (1989–2007)

Since 1999, Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Cards have recorded changes in child poverty rates to track progress on the government of Canada’s 1989 promise to end child poverty. This year’s report card examines the period 1989–2007. It also reviews changes for a later period (1997 to 2007) to assess the impact of the 1998 National Child Benefit initiative aimed at preventing and reducing child poverty. This examination of rates across periods of time makes it clear that Canada’s parliament has not achieved its 1989 commitment to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000.

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