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Municipal Funding for Social Supports in Halifax, Nova Scotia

This recently published article by PhD Candidate Max Stick and Dr. Howard Ramos examines funding trends for social support organizations in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between 1996-2016.

Jan 27, 2020

Max Stick (PhD Candidate, McMaster University) and Dr. Howard Ramos’s (Professor, Dalhousie University) research was recently published in Urban Research and Practice. In their article, they combine census data and municipal archival records to analyze how fiscal support coincides with social need in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their findings show that municipal funding cutbacks are not a result of improvements on the ground or decreases in demand. They are a byproduct of austerity policies at multiple levels of government.

View the article here.