The report showed rural areas generally fare worse than urban ones, although the urban riding of Halifax had the second-highest rate of child poverty in the province, at 25 per cent.

Overall, Nova Scotia had the highest rate of child poverty in Atlantic Canada, and 10 of the province’s 11 federal ridings had child poverty rates above the national average of 17 per cent.

The report used 2016 census data and 2015 income tax data — the most recently available information — and found child poverty in every federal riding; rates varied from 4.1 to 64.2 per cent.