August 1, 2023
Statistics Canada is undertaking their third comprehensive review of the Official Poverty Line, the Market Basket Measure, or MBM. Campaign 2000 was invited to make a submission to help identify themes and issues to guide their review. Campaign 2000’s position is that the MBM is too narrow of a definition of poverty, excludes many who have higher rates of poverty and results in poverty rates that appear lower than what is experienced in communities. You can read the full submission here.