Persistent Poverty: voices from the margin

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In 2010 hundred of volunteers fanned out across ontario to hear from poor people in a rich province reeling from a global meltdown. These conversations reveal savage inequalities-burgeoning food banks, endless affordable housingf lineups and severe social stigma-and leave us wondering why we continue to allow our most vulnerable neighbours to languish at the bottom of the heap.

"According to Jewish liturgy we are all capable of rising above our petty self interest and acting in a truly humnae way by taking concrete steps to end the sufferring of the poor and the trauma of the oppressed...this book identifies injustices and provides direction for the policy changes we so urgently need."

Rabbi Shalom Schachter, Beth Israel Synagogue, Peterborough, and National Reresentative, CUPE.