Canada’s politicians are failing the poor

Monday, October 15th, 2012

October 14, 2012
Faith communities find themselves in the usual bind. On the one hand, they seek to alleviate immediate needs by providing food and shelter through programs like “Out of the Cold.” On the other, they know that these acts of charity and decency implicitly give a kind of licence to politicians to do little and to expect religious institutions to shoulder too much of the burden of looking after the disadvantaged.

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Global revolt of the have-nots

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Sep 04 201
“All the action of the American economy was at the top; the richest 1 per cent of households earned as much each year as the bottom 60 per cent put together; they possessed as much wealth as the bottom 90 per cent; and with each passing year, a greater share of the nation’s treasure was flowing through their hands and into their pockets.” … The evasions of conservative governments, tellingly articulated by Britain’s prime minister, include ascribing the unrest to greed, gangs and the failure of parents to control their children…

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