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July 18, 2012  Northern News Services Online. Labour Views. Mary Lou Cherwaty, Guest columnist.  According to the United Nations report titled Combating Poverty and Inequality: "The data suggest that although social transfers have reduced poverty in all high-income democracies, countries classified as social democratic (with high levels of unionization, centralized bargaining, strong party-union ties, and pacts) have been more effective in reducing poverty." Unions do make a positive difference in people's lives! In my first column of this year, I stated that, "It looks like 2012 could be a banner year for the Northwest Territories." This was in reference to the Government of the Northwest Territories' commitment to developing an anti-poverty strategy for our territory. Well, I am pleased to announce that at the end of last month, I had the opportunity to attend a round-table on poverty in Hay River with 27 other participants from across the NWT. Participants represent municipal and territorial governments, aboriginal governments, labour, non-governmental organizations, and persons who have experienced poverty. After three days of intense discussions, we collectively reached consensus on a draft vision and strategic priorities. Keeping in mind our theme of a "poverty-free NWT," work also started on establishing guiding principles and overarching goals and objectives. The group analyzed the results of the 2011 report titled What We Heard from Northerners about Poverty, the 2010 report from the No Place for Poverty workshop; as well as the strategies that exist in six provinces and Nunavut......
 

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