Tory minister Moore apologizes for saying it is not his job to feed hungry kids

Industry Minister James Moore responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Ottawa. Moore has apologized for what he says were insensitive comments about child poverty.
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OTTAWA - Industry Minister James Moore has apologized for what he says were insensitive comments about child poverty.

Moore says in a statement on his website that he deeply regrets the remarks.

The minister reportedly told a Vancouver radio station that it was not his job to feed "my neighbour's child."

Moore was speaking about the state of child poverty, which has opened the Harper government up to broader criticism.

The NDP called Moore's comments callous and heartless.

The Liberals accused the government of failing hungry kids and poor families.


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