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James Hughes

James Hughes
James Hughes is the Executive Lead, Government and Partner Relations, at the Montreal-based McConnell Foundation. He was previously Deputy Minister of Social Development in New Brunswick where he led the development of the Province's Poverty Reduction Strategy. He is also the former Director General of Montreal's Old Brewery Mission, the largest homeless-serving organization in Quebec. James Hughes is the author of Early Intervention (James Lorimer Press, 2015) and Editor of Beyond Shelters (Lorimer, 2018).

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Plan 45,000

Posted by James Hughes on November 22, 2018

On September 6, 2018, the Roundtable on Poverty Reduction for the Montreal Borough of Côte-des-neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Graçe submitted its recommendations to the Borough Council on how it could deploy its political, social and economic capital to reduce poverty within its boundaries.

The Roundtable was launched by former Borough Mayor, Russell Copeman, in early 2017 who was convinced the best way to develop a local plan was to follow Tamarack’s tried and true engagement process. After her election in late 2017, new Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery gave her blessing to the Roundtable members to conclude their work with caveat that an accent be put on “actionable” recommendations for poverty reduction by the Borough Council.

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