September 15, 2015
It’s the election issue poverty experts say no one wants to discuss but it’s costing the Niagara community $1.3 billion a year.
“Poverty doesn’t get talked about,” said Lori Kleinsmith, a health promotor with Bridges Community Health Centre in Port Colborne. “The P word is rarely mentioned.”
She said the fact Canada doesn’t have a national action plan on poverty is a big part of the problem.