Something powerful

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Something powerful

There are people behind the public facade, behind addictions and prostitution and chronic poverty. Please really look at the images, and read the descriptions in full. It was the most moving thing I did today.

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Putting a face to social assistance

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People on social assistance are some of the most impoverished in our country. Punitive policies attempt to coerce people on assistance to “get a job” by setting assistance rates at lower dollar amounts than full-time work in a minimum-wage job would pay. Which, coincidentally, it itself insufficient to afford the cost of living in Canada.
There are human lives at the core of social policies. There are human beings sleeping on the streets. Educate yourself.