Talking the talk about poverty
The Yukon government has talked about creating a social inclusion plan for four years. So far, it remains just that: talk.
For the uninitiated, “social inclusion” is a clinical way for politicians and bureaucrats to discuss the suffering of the poor, without having to actually utter the word “poverty.” They’d rather not say that word aloud, because that would require acknowledging, however briefly, the suffering around us.
That could be embarrassing. When you’re in the business of making the government look good, it’s best to keep things safe and abstract.
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