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Patriotism is Not Enough: Throne Speech Does Nothing to Help Poor Canadians


Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Conservative government's Speech from the Throne, delivered Tuesday evening, offers appeals to patriotism without any commitment to concrete social change in Canadian communities, says the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). CCEDNet, which represents the interests of over 600 organizations working to reduce poverty, believes the measures outlined in the speech will do nothing to help the rising number of poor in Canada.

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