Falling into poverty does not mean staying in poverty.
poverty in canada
Any poverty line connected to average or median incomes is a "relative" measure.
Child poverty rate has actually dropped by a third since 1986.
For the vast majority of Canadians living in low income, their experience is temporary as they are able to transition out quickly.
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.