Government Cutbacks in Canada

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Government cutbacks affect us all, and they have an adverse

affect on our society, and our ways of living. With these

cutbacks, It is hard to have an optimistic outlook for our

future. The most important and most expensive services that

are recieving cuts, are in health care and education. It is

important that these services are not cut any further, and that

we continue to spend in these areas. Our health and our

children's education are hurting as a direct result of the

government's spending.

We have overspent money that we shouldn't have for a

number of years. Each year a different politician gets up,

and decides how the money is going to get distributed. It is

understandable that government find some ways to recoupe

some money, and they have done a great job with welfare,

and in many other cost saving ways. But the most important

health care and education should not be cut back.

Why, you

ask? we'll start off with education. Children are our future.

They are the future teachers and doctors, lawyers and

politicians. Class sizes have grown to very high numbers, it is

not unusual to see a class have an average of 35 students.

With the larger class sizes, you create a balance for the

students. On the one side, you have the very smart kids. In

the middle, you have the average kids. And on the other side,

you have the kids that have a lot of potential, but they need the

attention to succeed. The smart ones will be fine, the average

ones will likely sneak through, the ones that is going to have

the worst time of all, and who the cuts are going to hit, is

going to be the kids that need the attention. It is...