Alleviating child poverty would save much more money than it would cost

Oh God! That bread should be so dear/And flesh and blood so cheap!-Thomas Hood, “The Song of the Shirt.”
Canadians are fortunate to live in one of the world’s better countries, but we delude ourselves when we claim to be living in the best -- or even one of the best.
Not when more than a million Canadian children -- 15.1 per cent or one in seven of them -- are living in poverty, many thousands bereft of adequate nutrition and health care.