poverty

Masters introduces Regina anti-poverty strategy in mayoral platform

Sep 25, 2020 | 1:45pm

Regina mayoral candidate Sandra Masters plans to introduce an anti-poverty strategy if she becomes the city’s next mayor. Masters announced her first pillar in her campaign platform on Friday to help Regina’s most vulnerable with the goal of established the strategy within the first year of being mayor. For Masters, it’s key to address poverty […]

Meili promises $15 minimum wage if elected

Feb 28, 2020 | 2:41pm

Saskatchewan’s minimum wage has increased 1.1 per cent since 2017, the lowest increase in all of Canada. The Canadian average is an increase of 4.79 per cent. NDP Leader Ryan Meili says it’s important to contrast that with the growth of the cost of living at 2.7 per cent, so it’s costing more to live […]

What will it take to overcome child poverty in Saskatchewan

Jan 25, 2020 | 2:00pm

The co-author of a 2019 report into child poverty in Saskatchewan says their findings are alarming. The Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Regina says the true number of children in the province living under the poverty line is just over 28 per cent based on the accepted formula from the United […]

Study shows half of Indigenous children live in poverty

Jul 9, 2019 | 12:03pm

Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two living in households with low incomes, says a new study that shows little improvement in the situation over the last decade. The study published by the Upstream Institute, written by researchers at the Assembly of First Nations and […]

Sask. NDP concerned with new income assistance program

Jun 23, 2019 | 11:00am

The provincial opposition is not happy with the newly announced Saskatchewan Income Support program. Opposition Leader Ryan Meili said how the plan only offers tweaks to the existing social assistance program, instead of coming up with a proper poverty reduction strategy. The program is meant to be simpler, transparent, client friendly and have more features that […]