Majority embraces stereotype of the poor (December 2002)

Majority Embraces Stereotype of Poor
by Shelagh Day
The majority decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in last week’s welfare rights case,
Gosselin v Quebec, is a disturbing one. Five judges endorsed a Quebec scheme that
consigned thousands of 18 to 30 year old welfare recipients to extreme poverty, and
found that it did not harm the human dignity of these poor young people.

The majority decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in last week’s welfare rights case, Gosselin v Quebec, is a disturbing one. Five judges endorsed a Quebec scheme that consigned thousands of 18 to 30 year old welfare recipients to extreme poverty, and found that it did not harm the human dignity of these poor young people.

Majority Embraces Stereotype of Poor

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