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Downtown Toronto: Enshrine Commitments and Toronto Centre

downtown toronto: Morneau will have a say in how much new federal spending may be made available for the strategy, which would have an effect on his riding of Toronto Centre, where two-fifths of children live in low-income enclaves near the wealthy Bay Street corridor, according to National Observer. The downtown Toronto riding is home to a large number of visible minorities and recent immigrants, many of whom live in social housing, the report says. The anti-poverty advocacy group behind the report, Campaign 2000, hopes the data will prod the government to approve a soon-to-be-finalized poverty-reduction strategy before next year's federal election, and enshrine commitments in legislation so it cannot be undone by a future government. ; The Liberals have promised to create a poverty reduction strategy before the end of this four-year mandate. The report being released Monday says ridings with high child poverty rates like Toronto Centre also had higher proportions of lone parent families and Indigenous Peoples, such as the Saskatchewan riding of River and Winnipeg Centre, which ranked second and third, respectively, for the highest child poverty rates in the country. We might hear from some politicians that, 'this is not an issue in my backyard' and that really poverty is about either getting a job, or pulling up your bootstraps and it's because of people's individual choices. The northern Manitoba riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, a predominantly rural riding home to multiple First Nations, had a child poverty rate of 64.2 per cent, more than three-and-a-half times the national average recorded in the most recent census. ( As reported in the news.