from The CBC
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature are vowing to reduce the province's poverty rate over the next decade.
They passed a motion Wednesday pledging to transform their province from the one with the highest percentage of poor to one with the lowest within ten years.
Terry French, the member for Conception Bay South, introduced the motion saying the focus had to cover everyone from working poor to single parents to aboriginal groups.
Port de Grave member Roland Butler says their vote sets an ambitious goal because poverty is so hard to define.
He says one thing that would help is job creation, especially in rural areas.
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