"Canada is in need of an anti-poverty plan and housing strategy. I was encouraged to hear that former Prime Minister Joe Clark is speaking out about poverty in Canada. Suggesting that poverty is an issue on which there is some consensus among parliamentarians of all political stripes, he has joined [others] ... as an honorary director for the organization Canada Without Poverty. In 2009, the Senate finished a two-year study on poverty in Canada in an initiative led by Art Eggleton, a Liberal, and Hugh Segal, a Conservative. The Senate report, 'In from the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness', makes 74 recommendations regarding national poverty concerns. The missing partner is the federal government. It is time to address this national problem and work with the provinces".