Funding cuts could unshackle Canadian civil society

Lola Landekic / Toronto Star

By Howard Ramos and James Ron, The Toronto Star, 14 April 2012

The 2012 federal budget has put Canada’s social justice groups on notice: the era of government-supported good deeds is over. [...]

Deprived of federal funding, independently-minded activists will have to learn new ways of ethically raising money from individuals, communities, and businesses. [...]

This new, American-style approach to promoting social justice could be a good thing. Canadian activists have long relied on federal money, and this has rendered them acutely vulnerable to official pressure. [...]

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