New Legislation Strengthens Poverty Reduction Strategy in Manitoba
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg has provided the following policy briefing on the new Manitoba Poverty Reduction Act:
On Friday, June 17th, the Manitoba legislature passed important legislation that will give some authority to the government’s poverty reduction strategy. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act will create the means to define, monitor and enforce what the government does to deal with poverty and social exclusion. This act was embedded in Bill 51, THE BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION AND TAX STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2011.