Poverty rates speak to suffering and emotional turmoil in communities: leaders


CP – May 17, 2016

“I am not surprised (by the findings),” said Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. “I’m only surprised it has taken this long.” Day, who is also his advocacy organization’s lead on the health portfolio, said poverty is often a big part of the reason why people flee their communities, only to end up in “gateway” centres such as Thunder Bay, Ont., where things only get worse. “This is all as a result of poverty,” he said. “We’ve watched Thunder Bay and how they’ve struggled.”


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