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Poverty Reduction in Québec: The First Five Years

Published on 08/12/2010

This report is part of a series of papers on provincial poverty reduction strategies prepared for the Vibrant Communities project. The report focuses upon the first five years of the poverty reduction initiative – though it should be noted that Québec recently renewed for another five years its commitment to reduce poverty and social exclusion.  Some community groups have questioned the government’s genuine commitment to tackling the problem of low income.  Québec nonetheless has been a leader in many important respects, including the introduction of a legislative base as a foundation for poverty reduction, a series of linked actions in diverse fields, a long-term time frame within which to carry out this work, and an associated research and monitoring capacity.

ISBN – 1-55382-497-0

Summary

This report is part of a series of papers on provincial poverty reduction strategies prepared for the Vibrant Communities project.

Topic(s)

Cities and communities, Poverty