Comment 36120

By highwater (registered) | Posted December 08, 2009 at 10:38:18

Geoff's $.02 wrote:

I don't think it's a good idea to "spread them out" to the suburbs where the disenfranchised would simply be further immobilized)

The main reason for spreading out social services isn't to 'share the pain' so to speak, but because lots of poor people live in the suburbs. I live in West Hamilton which has the stereotype of being relatively privileged, but in fact we have a higher than city average of people living below the poverty line (and no, that doesn't include students). If the disenfranchised are immobilized in the 'burbs, it's because they are made invisible by the lack of services in their own communities.

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