Archbishop asks Ontario for action on poverty

Published January 1, 2004

Archbishop Terence Finlay has asked Ontario ‘s new Liberal government to act quickly to help alleviate the plight of 390,000 children in poverty, of single-parent families living below the poverty line, and of minimum-wage workers who have not received a raise in eight years. More than 120,000 Ontario children rely on food banks to survive.

“Behind these cold statistics are human lives ? the lives of our youngest citizens, and their frustrated parents,” said Archbishop Finlay in a November letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty.


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