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A dubious distinction for Hamilton. It is among the top five cities in Canada with the highest child poverty rates. According to Statistics Canada’s After-Tax Low-Income Measure, 22 per cent of children under age 18 in Hamilton are growing up in poverty. Only Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg have higher numbers of children living in low-income households. It has been almost 10 years since the Hamilton Poverty Roundtable set the goal of making the city the best place to raise a child. But...

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