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Harriett McLachlan is a Rabble.ca contributor and a board member of Canada Without Poverty.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time for Canada to Reclaim Its Role as Human Rights Leader
Five million is a staggering number. The sheer scope is so large that it is hard to visualize. Add the complexity of poverty and the number is suffocating. It emits a sense of urgency -- a clear call to action that should be hard to ignore. Yet this is what happens when the conversation turns to...