Letters to the Editor

Yes, it’s a minister’s job to feed children

“Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so.”

That is the quote from Federal Minister of Industry James Moore, a resident of B.C., the province with the worst child poverty level across Canada where thousands of kids go to school hungry every day.

Despite a unanimous motion passed in the House of Commons back in 1989 to end poverty, and a motion renewed in 2009, Moore states that it is not federal responsibility to make sure children get a proper breakfast.

In the Bible, Cain says to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

James Moore has given us the definitive response from the Conservative government.

Hungry children can fend for themselves; the government is too busy flogging pipelines.

 

Larry Kazdan

Vancouver

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