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Poverty reduction plan makes economic sense

The federal government's approach to fighting poverty doesn't make much sense, according to the National Council of Welfare.

The group's chair, John Rook, says in 2007 the federal government could have spent $12.6 billion to give every Canadian living in poverty enough money to get out of the situation.

Instead, they spent almost twice that amount on treating the consequences of poverty that year, on things like emergency shelters.

Click on the link below to hear Rook speak with Dave.

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