Op-Ed: How poverty is killing us

By Ted Bruce

At the PHABC Conference this year Dr. John Millar PHABC’s Vice President outlined in a key note address some of the key issues related to poverty and health. He and Laurel Rothman recently summarized this view in an essay in iPolitics. They use an expression that is becoming more common as we gain ever more evidence of the devastating impact of poverty in Canada: poverty is killing us. This expression may seem to some to be overly charged or even shaming of governments. But the essay clearly demonstrates this is not overstating the case against poverty. I suspect the language will get even stronger the longer governments fail to address the key issue of growing income disparity and its very real consequences to our Canadian society.

Read the iPolitics article (December 11, 2014): http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/12/11/how-poverty-is-killing-us/

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