Publications, opinions, and speeches
The Let-Them-Eat-Cake Law
Published on 02/05/1995
The Let-Them-Eat-Cake Law contends that low- and modest-income households will bear the direct cost of losing the Canada Assistance Plan (CAP) when it is replaced by the Canada Health and Social Transfer. CAP shared the cost of a wide range of social services which most high-income Canadians pay for on their own. The paper describes the various social services – such as child care; child welfare; counselling; homemaker, attendant and respite services; and shelters for abused women and children – that are at risk because of the withdrawal of the federal legislative base that shared the cost of these services.
ISBN – 1-895796-36-9