Poverty in Canada Essay

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Poverty in Canada
Sociology 1000: Writing Assignment

11/26/2012
Cassandra Vincent

How can there be so many people in poverty? It is all around us even though Canada has made the G20 Richest Nations; they still have one of the highest poverty rates for in the industrialized world. Through reading many articles such as Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell’s “Poverty in Canada”, others that I have found online, and my own personal experience I have learned the numerous reasons why so many people in a well industrialized nation such as Canada are struggling with poverty.
WORD JOURNAL Duffy and Mandell portray many themes around poverty in their article “poverty in Canada”, but there is one word that really symbolizes the main theme, and
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With my parents both in the Fishing industry and claiming EI benefits during the winter months I know that it can be hard sometimes when it comes to shortage of money. Though we never went below the poverty line and me and my siblings always received things we wanted, to a certain extent, we knew what it was like to be tight for money as did many other families. I now know that there are many ideologies about people in poverty and that they are struggle with the inequality of society. In the personal response of the “Poverty in Canada” I really got to understand how people feel when they are below the income cut-off. Many people believe that people are on social assistance because they do not want to work, I know after reading this article that this is not true. There are a lot of stereotypes of people that are poor and after reading the causes of why many people are forced below the poverty line I will now look at them with a different perspective. I will not judge them because of the money they have, but I will look at them as being equal to the rest of society. I learned that people who go into that state of poverty are often out of it again within two years. These people just need a little bit of help and encouragement by those who afford to do so. That is why after reading this article I will do
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