Entries by Hassan Arif from 04/2012

At Budget Time, the Poor Get Ignored

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Cutting programs that help the poor may be politically expedient, but it is not morally right, and fiscally can have disastrous consequences. The commitment of poverty reduction is not seen from the current Alward government.

How About Stimulating the Poor AND the Economy

| Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Debts and deficits, the reasoning goes, are more important than combating unemployment or poverty. It is an either/or choice. It's not. The imperative is both a moral one -- to help the poor, help youth facing an uncertain job market, and help the unemployed -- and an economic one as helping these groups ultimately foster economic growth.