On Monday, the Province of Manitoba released its poverty reduction strategy, Pathways to a Better Future. On Thursday, March 7, 2019, they will release their 2019 Budget. This strategy was released almost two years late according to The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act. The only target and timeline identified for reducing poverty in Manitoba is one that has already been met. Furthermore, it’s unclear whether the strategy introduces any new initiatives and/or funding for reducing poverty. Community members will be attending tomorrow’s budget and ready for comment.
Read our initial response below comparing Strengths and Weaknesses of the Strategy. watch for more detailed analysis in the weeks to come!