Winnipeg Riding Among Top Ten Worst for Child Poverty Rates


OTTAWA — A national anti−poverty group has broken down the child poverty rates in each of the 338 federal ridings. Below are the 10 ridings with the highest, and lowest child poverty rates in the country as calculated by Campaign 2000, which advocates for an end to child poverty in Canada, as well as the province and party that represents the riding in Parliament.

Top 10 ridings for child poverty rate

Churchill—Keewatinook Aski, Manitoba (NDP): 64.2

Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, Saskatchewan (NDP): 57.8

Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba (Liberal): 41.1

Toronto Centre, Ontario (Liberal): 40

Ville−Marie—Le Sud−Ouest—Île−des−Soeurs, Quebec (Liberal): 38.1

Nunavut (Independent): 36.1

Kenora, Ontario (Liberal): 34.7

Hamilton Centre, Ontario (NDP): 34.2

Dauphin—Swan River−Neepawa, Manitoba (Conservative): 33.8

Sydney—Victoria, Nova Scotia (Liberal): 33.0

Bottom 10 ridings for child poverty rates

Lévis−Lotbinière, Quebec (Conservative): 4.1

Montarville, Quebec (Liberal): 4.1

Portneuf—Jacques−Cartier, Quebec (Conservative): 4.5

Pierre−Boucher—Les Patriotes−Verchères, Quebec (Bloc Québécois): 4.7

Beloeil−Chambly, Quebec (NDP): 5.6

Beauport—Côte−de−Beaupré—Île d’Orléans−Charlevoix, Quebec (Conservative): 5.8

Carleton, Ontario (Conservative): 5.9

Louis−Saint−Laurent, Quebec (Conservative): 6.3

Charlesbourg—Haute−Saint−Charles, Quebec (Conservative): 6.3

Vaudreuil—Soulanges, Quebec (Liberal): 6.3

The Canadian Press