May 15th, 2018 by

Quizzing candidates on poverty issues

The Hastings Prince Edward Poverty Roundtable is planning to host an Ontario election candidates meeting, focusing on the needs of low income people.

Statistics show that the percentage of low-income households in Hastings County is more than 16% and in Prince Edward County, almost 14%.

Roundtable spokesperson Ed Bentley says “poverty is the number one contributor to health problems.”

And he says access to transportation is also a major issue.

The Poverty Roundtable is partnering with the Community Health Centre to hold the all-candidates meeting.

The date has not yet been set.