Campaign 2000

Campaign 2000

September 10, 2007 11:37 ET

Media Advisory: Release of Campaign 2000 Report to Address Child Poverty

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - Campaign 2000 will release a new report on child poverty in Canada which calls on governments to commit to a comprehensive non-partisan poverty reduction strategy.

Despite the 1989 all-party House of Commons promise to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, no goals or timetables were proposed, and child poverty levels remain virtually unchanged.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Charles Lynch Room, 130-S Centre Block
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON

Speakers: Laurel Rothman - National Coordinator, Campaign 2000
Marvyn Novick - co-founder, Campaign 2000; report author
The Honourable Landon Pearson - former Senator, Landon Pearson
Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights
Marcel Lauziere - President, Canadian Council on Social
Development (porte parole francophone)

For further information, or to download a copy of the report on September 11, please visit our website at

Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada movement of over 120 organizations monitoring progress on the unanimous House of Commons resolution to eliminate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

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