Council supports Petition on Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

05-May-2016

Residents encouraged to sign petition e-291

At its May 2 meeting Saint John Common Council passed a resolution to support Petition e-291 Poverty.

This petition calls upon the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development to designate Saint John, New Brunswick, as a demonstration site for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy for testing and evaluating new and promising poverty reduction initiatives, which would include investments in affordable housing, skills training, literacy, neighbourhood revitalization, early childhood education and youth mental health.

Background:

The Council resolution also encourages people to view the petition and sign up.

View and sign the petition here:

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-291

 

i_rc_customerserv_ques Media Inquiries


Corporate Communications
City of Saint John
11th floor, City Hall
(506) 649-6008
saintjohn.ca