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social policy in canada

The Minister of Finance, Paul Martin, announced that Canada had a record a surplus of $2.9 billion, their promises of tax relief have been executed and the unemployment rates has fallen to 7.5 per cent, its lowest level in more than nine years (Finance Canada). The costs of this good news are the budget cut of the federal government on social welfare programs in recently years. Hospital rejected to accept new patients. Toronto High Schools was shut down. Homeless people sleep outdoors. Is the monetary policy that Mike Harris exercising harms the people? The aim of this article is to look at historical reason of Canada being a welfare state and being changed to a more capitalistic society. The era of Keynesian Welfare State (KWS) and contemporary Neo Liberalism and the effects of Mike Harris' government policy will be discussed

In 1878, McDonald national policy was introduced. McDonald introduced a set of import tariffs to protect the domestic market. This policy became the diving force of Canadian economy until 1930's with the problems of the great depression, world economic crisis and government deficit. In 1936, John Maynard Keynes published his book "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and MoneyaE...

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