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"There are good charitable reasons for doing poverty reduction. But when we start talking about the costs of poverty and realising the way that the poverty of some individuals in our community costs all of us, we can start thinking a lot more constructively. We can think about that spending on poverty reduction as an investment, rather than just a pure cost," he said.
Robertson said right now, Saskatchewan is one of two provinces in the country without a detailed anti-poverty strategy.
"We do know that poverty reduction plans work. For example, since Newfoundland adopted a plan in 2006, they've gone from a province with one of the highest poverty rates to a province with one of the lowest poverty rates," she said."