The Conservative government refuses to take action in the fight against poverty
July 30th, 2012 - 3:28pm
The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in Canada: more and more seniors and children are relying on food banks, and yet the Conservative government is pursuing its ideological attack on the social safety net that has sustained Canada for so long. This government appears to have walked away from its responsibilities toward the most disadvantaged among us, passing the cost of funding and administering various programs on to the provinces. One example would be housing programs and programs to fight against homelessness.
In Montreal and other cities in the country, homelessness is on the rise, and the housing crisis is reaching epic proportions.
The Conservative government should shoulder its responsibilities regarding the well-being of all Canadians instead of what it is currently doing: attacking those who want it to take action. What is the government waiting for?