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Are myths fostering inaction on poverty?

Tracy Smith-Carrier, Canada Research Chair in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, feels there a number of myths preventing society from addressing poverty.

“I think they all stem from the same place. This notion that some people are deserving of our assistance and others are not,” she said.

“If we actually addressed poverty head on, we would see huge savings in our health care system, in our mental health care system, in our addiction services across the board.”

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