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Unusual Circumstances/Interesting Times: And Other Impolite Interventions

Fawcett, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0921586272 / ISBN 13: 9780921586272
Published by New Star Books, 1991
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Unusual Circumstances/Interesting Times: And...

Publisher: New Star Books

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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One in six children in Canada lives in poverty. These children go to school hungry, in clothes that aren’t warm enough for northern winters. They get sick more often than other children. They are more likely to drop out of school and end up in a low–paying job, out of work or on the street. In A Child Is Not a Toy, Sheila Baxter provides a voice for adults who had been poor as children, and social workers, teachers and others who work with young people. In search for solutions to these problems, Baxter looks at the federal government’s new support programs and the provincial welfare programs for families with children, at community street workers and drop– in centres, and at the needs of children who are poor.

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Brian Fawcett grew up in Prince George, BC. After several years in the BC Forest Service, he left at age 22 to study with R. Murray Schafer and Robin Blaser at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He has worked as a community organizer and urban planner in Greater Vancouver, and has taught in maximum security federal prisons. Today, he lives in Toronto with his wife Leanna Crouch and daughter Hartlea where he writes full time, and gardens. He is a founding editor of the Internet news service His writing has appeared in Books in Canada and the Globe & Mail.

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