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Jack Laytons Homelessness The making and un-making of a crisis is a paper written on poverty and how it has been spreading to the suburbs with no action taken towards it In his paper Layton takes the generosity and congeniality of people back in the day such as the Mikmaq and compares it to present day situations He argues that when protestant families were escaping religious prosecutions and they came to Canada they were warmly welcomed given lessons of survival during the winter time and provided with basic necessities However now circumstances have changed and homeless people today are left to die in our streets and no actions are taken to help them Layton 2008 Layton also mentions the fact that homeless people that are in need of help are ignored because politicians are far more concerned with reducing taxes for people that already have sufficient amount of money to pay them Layton 2008 He defines homelessness as a social construction rather than it being a personal issue of the homeless person or by the ignorance of the politicians towards the issue Yes Jack Layton has identified the issue in his work He does not clearly define the issue as to what homelessness particularly is and where it is spreading the most but he establishes the fact that homelessness exists and it is growing day by day with no help provided to the people He argues that rather than helping these homeless people and providing shelters politicians are more concerned with reducing taxes for the people that have the ability to pay them or for other such issues that they see as reasonable Layton however has hope that one day homelessness will end just like it once began even though no one is trying to help right now Laytons work for the most part is biased mainly due to the fact that he is writing from a social-scientist perspective rather than that of politicians There
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