Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory's Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

Bootstraps Need Boots

This book is must-read for those who want to find better ways of reducing poverty's serious effects on people, families, and communities. Les mer
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Bootstraps Need Boots

This book is must-read for those who want to find better ways of reducing poverty's serious effects on people, families, and communities. Readers will be drawn to the author's passionate, often confessional, narrative about his life-long commitment to poverty abatement and the importance of not looking away from those in need.

Foreword by Andrew Coyne

Preface

1 The Cheery Edge of Poverty

2 The Missing Toy Box

3 Happiness, Anger, Religion, and Hockey

4 A Special Assembly at School

5 Starting the Political Voyage

6 Clear Choices Emerge

7 Policy Linkages and a New Idea

8 Sinews of Impunity

9 Learning from the Best

10 On the Davis Team

11 From Public to Private and Back

12 Learning from Mulroney

13 The Battle in the Senate

14 Testing a Better Way

15 Courage and Fairness Matter

Appendix; Selected Bibliography; Index

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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