Poverty Reduction Act introduced in the Legislature again

Nelson Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall has introduced a poverty reduction act into the legislature, for the 6th time.

Mungall says we have some of Canada's highest poverty levels, and yet we're the only province without a plan to reduce poverty

That at a time when housing prices and the cost of living continue to rise and food bank use is at an all time high, while homelessness has exploded.

Mungall says the province needs to set specific goals to reduce poverty.

According to Mungall, the Liberals have so far declined to debate the act.