Pre-order now available…
Launching December 1, 2010…
Persistent Poverty: Voices from the Margins
Authors: Jamie Swift, Brice Balmer and Mira Dineen
“In 2010 hundreds of volunteers fanned out across Ontario to hear from poor people in a rich province reeling from global meltdown. These conversations reveal savage inequalities—burgeoning food banks, endless affordable housing lineups, and severe social stigma—and leave us wondering why we continue to allow our most vulnerable neighbours to languish at the bottom of the heap.”
Margaret Little of Queen’s University:
“This timely book brings you the voices of low-income citizens struggling to survive and front-line anti-poverty activists working hard to eliminate the growing need for food banks, the endless wait lists for affordable housing, and the desperate insufficiency of welfare rates. Persistent Poverty will leave you demanding dignity for those left behind by our inadequate social policies. Elected politicians should be forced to read a chapter each night before bed.”
Copies of Persistent Poverty: Voices from the Margins will be distributed to the social audit convenors, the MPP’s and the MP’s of Ontario, and to media who followed the hearings.
When published, Persistent Poverty sells for $19.95 and is available from Between the Lines Publishers (email@example.com or 1-800-718-7201) and through order from ISARC. Between the Lines can accept a credit card. ISARC needs to have payment by cheque. Bulk order discounts are available as well. Pre-orders are appreciated for both individual copies and bulk orders.
“Order your copy now!!! Help support the poor of Ontario by ordering a copy for a friend! Speak to your local groups about copies for your organization!”
Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition
P.O. Box 25067 – SDM
Kitchener, ON N2A 4A5
(519) 884-0710 x 3927
Brice Balmer, Director