The Keynesian Welfare State vs. Neoliberal Policies in Canada Canadian federal and social policies regarding unemployment and social welfare have changed dramatically in the past century. In the 1930s when the entire globe was enduring the effects of the Great Depression, Canada, like many countries, adopted a Keynesian type strategy to deal with the economic, social and unemployment issues that arose in the Depression’s wake. The Keynesian Welfare State was mainly focused on providing stability—for the economy, for the government, and for society. Achieving stability sometimes required aggressive government intervention, as a means to stabilize the economy (Blinder). This dedication to social stability insured that all citizens had access...The end:
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