A new report released by Statistics Canada shows that Alberta has the lowest rate of child poverty in the country.
“The new “Alberta Child Benefit” and the CCB (Canada Child Benefit) cut Alberta’s child poverty rate in half .”
The report released on Tuesday that measured child poverty rates across Canada between 2015 and 2017 found that rates in Alberta were cut in half from ten percent to just five percent during that time.
Quebec was found to have the second lowest child poverty rate in the nation and every province except Nova Scotia saw a decline over the two years that the report covered.
“Huge variation across Canada in child poverty rates. Alberta has the lowest by far. The new “Alberta Child Benefit” and the CCB (Canada Child Benefit) cut Alberta’s child poverty rate in half since 2015.” said Economy Professor at the University of Calgary Trevor Tombe on Twitter.
Figures for 2018 will not be available until next year.