Nearly five million people in Canada currently live in poverty, and racialized, immigrant, Indigenous, trans women and single mothers are disproportionately represented among the poor.
The changes Oxfam wants to see:
- The federal government should work with anti-poverty experts and those experiencing poverty to put in place a plan to reduce poverty by at least 50% by 2030, especially for the most marginalized groups and Indigenous peoples.
- The federal government should allocate significant resources to develop safe and affordable housing and work with the provinces, territories and Indigenous governments to ensure that the specific needs of the most vulnerable are met.
- The federal government should put in place a pharmacare plan to ensure all people in Canada have coverage for the medicines they need, including contraceptives.
Questions for candidates in your riding:
- Does your party have a plan to end poverty?
- If your party forms the next government, how will you ensure the most vulnerable people in Canada have access to safe and affordable housing?
- Does your party support national pharmacare? Would it include coverage for contraceptives?