The Institute for Research on Public Policy hosts a roundtable discussion on family policy, Toronto, Ont., January 15, 2004. This session focuses on the fight against child poverty.
Philip Merrigan (the chair of the Department of Economics at UQAM) discusses income support for families, including government tax credits and family allowances. Ken Battle (the president of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy) presents his views on the fundamental aims of child benefits. Lauren Rothman (the national co-ordinator of Campaign 2000) discusses poverty statistics and trends in Canada. The panellists are introduced by Hugh Segal (the president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy).