Persistent Poverty: Voices From the Margins

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    Editor(s): Jamie Swift, Brice Balmer & Mira Dineen

    Publisher: Between the Lines



    Size: 184 pages

    ISBN: 9781897071731

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“It’s a very short trip from the limousine seat to the curb.” Jim Mann never missed a payroll for the dozen men who worked for his flourishing landscaping business he built from the ground up. Now he lives hand-to-mouth. His pockets are empty long before his next social assistance cheque arrives.

In early 2010 over two hundred civic and faith leaders fanned out into thirty Ontario communities. Their goal? To explore how the least fortunate people in one of the world’s richest places are faring.

The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition’s latest social audit exposed a tattered social assistance system run by volunteers desperately struggling to fill the gaps. There can be no papering over the savage inequalities and suffering exposed in this compelling look at life from the margins.

Book Details

Editor: Jamie Swift|Brice Balmer & Mira Dineen
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781897071731
Size: 184 pages
Publisher: Between the Lines
Year: 2010

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