Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to make getting people out of poverty a campaign issue as provincial politicians gear up for the 2018 election.

Wynne told faith leaders at an Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) event at Queen’s Park Nov. 2 she believes Ontario is finally in a position to take action on reducing the number of people living below the poverty line.

“The economy was in the tank,” she said. “It is time now for us to step up and do the things we have to do.”