The provincial government’s report “Taking Action on Poverty: The Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy” was released on February 24, 2016.
Media coverage: CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-poverty-reduction-plan-released-1.3463141 ; CTV http://regina.ctvnews.ca/saskatchewan-unveils-plan-to-reduce-poverty-including-more-housing-health-care-1.2791429 ; Regina Leader-Post http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/community-not-happy-with-provinces-poverty-reduction-strategy ; Global News interview with Blair Roberts, YMCA, Regina http://globalnews.ca/video/2542624/digging-deeper-sask-partys-poverty-reduction-strategy.
In August, 2015 the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction released their report with recommendations for Saskatchewan’s poverty reduction strategy. http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2015/august/24/poverty-reduction-strategy Full report. Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Report
Article discussing the report and Minister Harpauer’s response. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Saskatchewan+group+aims+slash+poverty+half/11314275/story.html
PFS response to Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Report AGPR Report PFS comments Oct 2015
“New Democrats’ poverty reduction act would address B.C.’s child poverty”
“New Democrats call on B.C. Liberals to take action on poverty and homelessness”
October 15, 2015 Member Statement by David Forbes in the Legislature re the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
David Forbes MLA and Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services, discuss a Poverty Reduction Strategy and Children Living in Poverty, November 26, 2015.
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PFS media release, October 15, 2015. PFS press release – Oct 15, 2015 – final
Today Saskatchewan Social Services announced the formation of a committee to develop its poverty reduction strategy.
PFS has outlined the need for a comprehensive plan when the government develops its poverty reduction strategy
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