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A Wholesome Horror: Poor Houses in NS
June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Picture yourself as a poor person, 125 years ago in Nova Scotia. Maybe you lived in Halifax; maybe you lived in rural Nova Scotia. You are destitute. You have lost your job and the Employment Insurance Program is still many decades away. You cannot find another job, because there is no longer a need in the market place for your skills; or you have a bad reputation as a worker and no one will hire you or perhaps there are simply no jobs available.”