StatsCan data for 2017 shows poverty is declining — especially for children

The number of Canadians living below the poverty line has never been lower, new numbers from Statistics Canada suggest.

The data agency released its Canadian Income Survey for 2017 on Tuesday, a tally of how Canadians from different demographic groups were doing that year compared to how they were doing in previous years.

Overall, the median income, after taxes, for Canadian families rose by 3.3 per cent to $59,800. That figure comes on the heels of two years of flat growth.

Check out the CBC story here.