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Christopher Sarlo

Professor of Economics, Nipissing University (Ontario, Canada), author of an illuminating Fraser Institute study on poverty in Canada

Most of the decline [in poverty rates] occurred prior to the big increases in government spending. ... Despite a huge increase in social spending since the early 1980s, the poverty rate has apparently settled on a plateau.

Jul. 25, 2001 - quoted in "Poverty, clearly", published in the National Post