Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Why more spending on social programs doesn't work.

Bradley Doucet writes a must-read for those who think that more social programs and spending for aboriginals is the key to the problems many communities face today.

"Another general problem affecting many natives is housing. Overshadowed by news of the Kashechewan crisis, a small article by Paul Samyn in the October 26th edition of the National Post calls the aboriginal housing situation a "national embarrassment," despite the $3.5-billion Ottawa has spent on the problem in the past decade. Apparently, reserve housing suffers from "shoddy workmanship and widespread mould problems," a growing shortage that now numbers between 20,000 and 35,000 units, and an average wait of 32 months for assisted housing in the far North. Let's see: mould problems, shortages, long wait times, all despite the infusion of huge amounts of cash… now where have we heard this before?"

Read the rest here.

4 Comments:

At Wednesday, 16 November, 2005, Blogger Louise said...

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At Wednesday, 16 November, 2005, Anonymous Eddie said...

Seems like pretty idiotic logic to me. The money isn't being well-spent so the solution is to stop spending money? If that is the Conservative alternative to Liberal mis-management, you can keep it. What's next? We should stop investing in education because we're not getting good value for our dollar? Healthcare? Roads?

Shouldn't the answer to mis-management be good management?

 
At Sunday, 20 November, 2005, Blogger Candace said...

um, eddie, you got the idea that Conservatives are going to cut all funding from...where?

AD, I think you've pointed out an interesting parallel. I wonder how many others there are?

 
At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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