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Jim Flaherty on the Homeless

From September 8, 2008

Harper's Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, began his political life in the Ontario Legislature. There, in 2002, he ran for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. His was a "law and order" campaign. If made premier of Ontario, he promised, he would make homelessness illegal.

No, Flaherty's suggestion was not to give a home to each person without one; rather, if found living on the street, the police would come and take you away.

Out of sight. Out of mind. Homelessness eliminated.

Flaherty lost the leadership race.