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Pay the Rent or Feed the Kids: The Tragedy and Disgrace of Poverty in Canada Hardcover – Nov 13 1999


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  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition (Nov. 13 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771042132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771042133
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #610,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Founder and past-president of the Council of Canadians and former chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada, Mel Hurtig is an officer of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from six universities. He is the author of a number of bestselling books including The Vanishing Country, The Betrayal of Canada, Pay the Rent or Feed the Kids, and a memoir, At Twilight in the Country.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matt on April 11 2001
Format: Hardcover
Mel Hurtig lays savagely into those who are permitting such disgraceful proportions of our poulation to continue to live in poverty and despair. He mercilessly strips through the received wisdom of (neo-)Liberal Party propaganda to reveal to what extent their turnarounds on the promises that got them elected have really and materially injured the Canadian populace. He shows us a face of poverty we don't usually get to see. This book left me furious. Please read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 21 2004
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Hurtig shows us, through his careful research and statistics that Canadian politicians are the puppeteers who "pull the strings" to create (and maintain) poverty and inequality among the most marginalized individuals in Canadian society while fostering and maintaining the interests of "big business".
This book is a real 'eye opener' and ought to be read by all of us!
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By Becky on Jan. 22 2012
Format: Hardcover
The book came in perfect condition and even quicker than I had expected (which was very surprising as it was order in the midst of the busy holiday season). I was very impressed!
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Furious indictment of the betrayal of the Canadian poor. April 11 2001
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Format: Hardcover
Mel Hurtig lays savagely into those who are permitting such disgraceful proportions of our poulation to continue to live in poverty and despair. He mercilessly strips through the received wisdom of (neo-)Liberal Party propaganda to reveal to what extent their turnarounds on the promises that got them elected have really and materially injured the Canadian populace. He shows us a face of poverty we don't usually get to see. This book left me furious. Please read it.


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