CB Has Highest Child Poverty In Rates In Region
A new report shows Cape Breton still has the highest child poverty rate in Atlantic Canada with one in three children, or 32.4 per cent, living in poverty.
However, the poverty rate in federal riding of Sydney-Victoria is even higher at 34.5 percent.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the numbers yesterday in its 2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty.
Elsewhere in the province, rates in Kentville, New Glasgow and Truro are above the provincial average of 22 per cent.
The Halifax area has the lowest rates in Nova Scotia, with some communities below 20 per cent.