The Government of Canada’s first-ever national poverty reduction strategy aims to reduce our country’s poverty rate from 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2030. To do so, the Government of Canada has announced that Statistics Canada’s Market Basket Measure (MBM) will be used as Canada’s Official Poverty Line.
What is the MBM and how will Statistics Canada determine the low income thresholds for Canada? As we enter this new era of poverty measurement, do you have any questions or feedback on the MBM with regards to what’s included or excluded?
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