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The second in a series of community consultations for Make Poverty History Manitoba is tonight.

Chair Josh Brandon says about 40 people came out to the first meeting on Tuesday, and they talked about how the city can end poverty.

"(We discussed) what programs the city should implement to help people in poverty be better socially included and have better resources."

Make Poverty History Manitoba says input from the consultations will help inform a community-led poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg.

Tonight's meeting takes place from 6 to 8 at the Murdo Scribe Centre on Selkirk Avenue.

Brandon says they want to know what people's priorities are.

"Make Poverty History is taking the initiative. A lot of other cities across Canada have shown leadership in developing comprehensive poverty reduction plans. That hasn't happened yet in Winnipeg, and so community groups are coming together and saying, 'All right, what are our priorities? What would we like a city plan to look like?'"

Brandon says there are a number of areas in which the city can do a much better job of addressing the needs of low-income people, such as through low-income bus passes.

Meetings are also being held April 4th at the Charleswood Library and April 6th at the Pembina Trails Library.

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