In the Burnaby North-Seymour riding, just under half of children in lone-parent families live in poverty.
That’s according to anti-poverty group First Call, which is trying to get people talking about this issue in the federal election.
The group has released its data on the Burnaby North-Seymour riding, as well as a “toolkit” people can use to advocate for this issue during the election.
Other riding numbers include:
- About 45 per cent of Burnaby renters are paying >30 per cent of their monthly income on shelter.
- 18 per cent of all residents are living in poverty.
- 15 per cent of children are living in poverty.