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New CCPA video about Canadas growing gap [August ’09]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

CCPAnews.ca – nationalnewswire – New CCPA video about Canadas growing gap
August 5, 2009

Dear Friends and Members,

Over the past two years the CCPA has released numerous reports about the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us. Now we are pleased to launch a video that draws on these reports to tell the story of Canada’s income gap.

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`Poorhouse’ dates to 1848

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

TheStar.com – Opinion/letter – `Poorhouse’ dates to 1848
January 10, 2009

Re: When `poorhouse’ wasn’t only an expression, Jan. 3

I’m not sure the 1877 Wellington County Museum and Archives structure is the “oldest surviving example of a poorhouse in Canada.” Toronto has a House of Industry at 87 Elm St. designed by architect William Thomas and built in 1848. It was enlarged in 1858 and 1899 (by architects Joseph Sheard and E.J. Lennox respectively).

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When ‘poorhouse’ wasn’t only an expression

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

TheStar.com – Ideas – When ‘poorhouse’ wasn’t only an expression: A local museum preserves in harrowing detail the stories of a forgotten institution
January 03, 2009. Tracey Tyler, LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORTER

Deserted by her husband, she begged for shelter then lay down on the street. Surrounded by a crowd of boys, it was where she gave birth to her third child.

Three days later, Mrs. Wellesley Knowles, clutching her newborn baby, climbed 24 steps to the front door of an imposing limestone building. Etched above the entrance were the words “County Poor House.”

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