The elimination of poverty is one of the great projects ahead of us, and the Nova Scotia NDP is building a concrete, measurable roadmap to achieve this goal. This isn’t the kind of work to allow maybe-someday thinking to prevail but a tangible and achievable project we should be taking on now.
“What struck me, as we talked, was how important it will be to so many people, in so many aspects of their everyday lives, when we begin to realize our Poverty Elimination intentions. Solving these problems is the very purpose of government, and our NDP.
And, of course, what a great difference it will make for all of us when we eradicate poverty.
For what we know about poverty and inequality is this: societies that are more equal are more successful, in nearly every category that can be assessed. Their people are healthier, better educated, happier, more creative, less violent (and spend a lot less time in prison). They are much more like the society the majority of us would prefer to live in.
Getting there more than makes sense. It is necessary and it is a great goal for all of us.”