NWT fourth in child poverty

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The Northwest Territories has the fourth highest child poverty rate in Canada, according to an annual report from an advocacy group released Tuesday.

At 22.1 per cent, the territory is one of seven provinces and territories with rates above the national rate, which is 17.4 per cent.

Campaign2000’s findings features more data on NWT and the North than past publications. In a bid to move toward ending poverty, the 2017 report card’s release coincided with calls from Campaign2000 to have elected officials take action through policy change.

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