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Time for Canada to Reclaim Its Role as Human Rights Leader


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Time for Canada to Reclaim Its Role as Human Rights Leader

Harriett McLachlan

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 poverty and human rights. It seems generally that people don't clearly understand poverty in Canada, nor how their own human rights even fit into the picture.