Talking the talk about poverty

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.

See the Full Report: Poverty Amongst Plenty: Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy

NEWSPAPER: Yukon News
JOURNAL: Yukon News
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Yukon, Canada