500,000 Canadian Children Living In POVERTY While Trudeau Finances 500,000 Rohingya Refugees
The 2019 child-poverty rate in Canada was little changed at 8.2 per cent. Still, the agency said 566,000 children are today living in poverty in Canada.
While overall rates have receded in recent years, child poverty has not--much of this due to the pollution and disease affecting Canada's First Nations communities.
Now, we contrast this with the following: "Former Liberal leader Bob Rae was just been named Canada's special envoy for humanitarian and refugee issues."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is appointing Rae to the new role to continue the work he started as the special envoy to Myanmar two years ago.
"Mr. Rae, a former NDP cabinet member, spent seven months in 2017 and 2018 assessing what drove upwards of 600,000 Rohingya out of their homes in Myanmar and into neighbouring Bangladesh, creating a humanitarian crisis."