A new provincial report is highlighting what it terms successes in efforts to reduce poverty in the province. It’s the final report on “Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan 2014-2019.”

Highlights of the report include the number of people living in poverty was reduced from 100,000 to 58.000 over an eight year period – in 2018 our province had the second lowest provincial poverty rate in Canada tied with Quebec at 7.9 percent while national poverty rate stood at 8.7 percent – and the poverty rate was especially reduced for single mother families and couples.

The report also states 25 priority actions identified as part of the project have been completed and three are in progress.

The complete progress report can be found here.