The Horgan government raised the province’s minimum wage to $14.60.
Falling into poverty does not mean staying in poverty.
Despite misleading claims, senior poverty in B.C has fallen significantly over the past four decades.
Any poverty line connected to average or median incomes is a "relative" measure.
For the vast majority of Canadians living in low income, their experience is temporary as they are able to transition out quickly.
Misleading claims about ‘poverty’ in Canada fail to distinguish between temporary and persistent spells
Only 1.5 per cent of Canadians remained stuck in low income every year.
As the federal government contemplates a national “poverty reduction strategy,” a better and more complete understanding of the state of poverty in Canada is required.
Campaign 2000 is crudely measuring income inequality, not poverty.