HLTC24H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Cathy Crowe, Natural Disaster, Housing First

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2 Dec 2011
Week 6: Hulchanski
Canada's financial status in 2001 was really good.
Federal transfer payments to the provinces and territories
have been falling since 1980
The transfer payments fund health care, education and
Mulroney started the cuts on welfare in 1990, Chretien
continued them
Provinces dealt with decreased funding by cutting support for
poor ppl because they don't vote as much as wealthier
ppl, and when they do, they don't vote for the two major
The amount of money families on welfare get is not enough
to pay for even a one bedroom apartment, even tho they
need more bedrooms than that.
Mass homelessness emerged in Canada as a result of all
these cuts in funding.
Low-income households suffered the burden of fighting the
country's deficit—the burden was not equally shared.
Compared to other countries, Canada is not doing anything to
ensure good living conditions for its population.
Federal AND provincial policies have played a significant role
in causing sever housing problems and homelessness.
Week 7: Cathy Crowe Lecture
Social housing lists are sooo long.
Rents are really high because there is no rent control.
Over-crowding is bad for health.
Montreal has the highest number of renters out of Montreal,
Vancouver and Toronto.
Single moms and elderly women are in the worst situations,
leading to poor health.
Red tent campaign—housing is a human right.
Tommy Douglas implemented medicare in Canada
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