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Pay the Rent or Feed the Kids: The Tragedy and Disgrace of Poverty in Canada

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Canadian politicians have, from time to time, proclaimed a war against poverty. What they are really prosecuting, however, is a war against the poor. Unemployment benefits are routinely denied to people who, over the course of a lifetime, have contributed a portion of their earnings to UI (now called EI).

Welfare rolls have been slashed by provincial governments. The downlo
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 15th 2000 by McClelland & Stewart (first published November 13th 1999)
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Greg
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
...also in my top twenty books...a heartbreaking but eye opening look at the failure of society to provide for some of its most vulnerable members and the program of propaganda which the government uses to obscure what should be our enormous shame
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Very thought provoking.
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I wrote a book review about this book for a SOWK class. Anyone who wants to understand my political and ethical points of view should definitely read this.
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