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A province-by-province look at the effects of the new Canada Child Benefit

Number of children aged 17 and under who the government says will be lifted “out of poverty” by 2017 with the new Canada Child Benefit, by province.

Number of children aged 17 and under who the government says will be lifted "out of poverty" by 2017 with the new Canada Child Benefit, by province (excludes territories and Aboriginal children on reserves):

Newfoundland and Labrador: 8,900

Prince Edward Island:             600

Nova Scotia:                       10,500

New Brunswick:                   9,400

Quebec:                             60,300

Ontario:                           107,900

Manitoba:                          21,000

Saskatchewan:                    3,200

Alberta:                             46,000

British Columbia:             16,100

Note: Numbers reflect additional children who will be living above Statistics Canada's low-income cutoff (LICO) — one measure of the poverty level.

Source: Employment and Social Development Canada/Canadian Press

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