Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Food Bank, Welfare, Neoliberalism
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Questions on Film: “Life Under Mike”
To be shown in class on Feb 4/2010
•What were the main features of the “Common Sense Revolution”?
•letting large companies
•What were the effects of neoliberal policies on:
•Social assistance rates for the poor?
•diminished by 21%
•Tax rates on corporations?
•cut down 30 %
•Use of food banks?
•children were half, over half of them were living in hostels
•Prosperity of local economies in low-income neighborhoods?
•Evictions and applications for subsidized housing?
•Job losses and job security?
•Labour inspection & illegal work practices?
•Why do you think the film maker chose to include the scene with the “food
guy” at Queen’s Park?
-queens park food guy: chose any kind of food, show the polarization in a
community where some have to find for food and others have the ability to s choose
what they want to eat. The differences between individuals in the same community
-the SCABS got fired
-vagrancy act, makes it illegal to be poor
-taking money from the working class and contributing it to large companies
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