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Parliamentarians and Legislators Intentionally Underfund Aboriginal Programs to Protect Economy Monopolization, Wealth Plundering

and China’s Interests in Both

© 2007 Brad Kempo B.A. LL.B.

Barrister & Solicitor

 

If government seeks to better the lives of the country’s citizens and are fiscally responsible when it comes to mitigating and minimizing expenditures from the public treasury, why then would Canada’s ruling elite over generations keep aboriginals in dire poverty?

 

It has been known for some time that generously paying costs of education, day care, health, social services, housing, etc. up-front are sound investments because they reduce the number of dysfunctional teenagers and adults.  

 

Therefore, the only reason why Canada’s parliamentarians and legislators have been underfunding and continue to underfund these costs is because they are protecting their interests in economy monopolization and wealth plundering and using taxpayers dollars to pay for their public interest abdications. 

 

We should invest as early and as often in our children as we possibly can. Studies show that the national early learning and child care plan is the program that can help us most close the poverty gap.

David McGuinty (Ottawa South, Lib.): Hansard, April 7, 2006

 

 

Exceptional Returns: Economic, Fiscal and Social Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development

by Robert G. Lynch

October 2004

There is a strong consensus among the experts who have studied high-quality early childhood development (ECD) programs that these programs have substantial payoffs. Although the programs vary in whom they serve and in the services they provide, most ECD programs offer wide-ranging education services as well as health services (such as immunizations and health screenings) and nutrition services, typically for children younger than six. Many also provide adult education and parenting classes for the parents of young children. Investments in high-quality ECD programs consistently generate benefit-cost ratios exceeding 3-to-1or more than a $3 return for every $1 invested well above the 1-to-1 ratio needed to justify such investments. Even economists who are particularly skeptical about government programs make an exception for high-quality ECD programs. Follow-up studies of poor children who have participated in these programs have found solid evidence of markedly better academic performance, decreased rates of criminal conduct, and higher adult earnings than among their non-participating peers. 

This study demonstrates, for the first time, that providing all 20% of the nation's three- and four-year-old children who live in poverty with a high-quality ECD program would have a substantial payoff for governments and taxpayers in the future. As those children grow up, costs for remedial and special education, criminal justice, and welfare benefits would decline. Once in the labor force, their incomes would be higher, along with the taxes they would pay back to society. 

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[P]oor children grow up into adults who are more likely to engage in crime, use illegal drugs, abuse alcohol, neglect and abuse their children, and suffer from poor physical health and a variety of mental illnesses. They are also less likely to be gainfully employed and, thus, less likely to contribute to the growth of our economy. Poor children who fail to achieve their full academic potential are more likely to enter adulthood without the skills necessary to develop into highly productive members of society able to compete effectively in a global labor market. Less skilled, less productive, and earning less, when these children become adults they will be less able to help us sustain public retirement benefits systems such as Social Security, one of the most challenging problems we face in the future. In short, as has been documented by countless researchers, the consequences of childhood poverty on our collective economic health and well-being as a community are profoundly negative and thus should be addressed now.

 

 

  

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