In Canada, Why the poor cast votes for Conservatives
I think this article, that tries to explain why the poor voted for Stephen Harper in the recent Canadian federal election, has many lesson that could translate into “american”.
They aren’t ready to hear this yet, but the anti-poverty activists who work tirelessly to promote the interests of low-income Canadians need to ask why so many of them voted for Stephen Harper last week.
They won’t like the answers they get. They won’t understand how food bank users and social housing tenants could think the Prime Minister is on their side. They’ll be tempted to interrupt or object.
But their feelings are not the point. There is a serious gap in their knowledge.