Other than selling the public assets, government shuts down or cuts back on social services programs, in the hope that private sector will choose to pick up what has been cut back or shut down (Lightman 91).
However, privatization does not meet the needs of the citizens but instead makes their lives even worse. Privatization brought what used to be public services into commercial market that is used to generate profit (Lightman 93). For example, government terminated the support for social housing causing many housing problems in several major cities (Lightman 92). The private company does not pick up the slack, and rather than building affordable housing, they build massive and expensive apartment buildings or houses because it generates a lot of profit rather than affordable housing. This specific issue is shown by the video in class where the documentary perpetuates the fact that Canadian society is lacking affordable housing, and this prevents the homeless from getting a job. Shelter only provides a one night relieve for the homeless, and at times there isn’t enough space for all of them. Due to the fact that they need to leave the shelter every morning, their only possession is what they normally carry. This is also because government has cut back the social allowances. The allowances for renting a house are not enough to enable the homeless to rent any place. Imagine if you have children. The allowances that the government provides are not even enough to keep themselves alive let alone their children.
Social policies are needed to address inequality in the society, and one of the biggest inequalities is race inequality. Race itself is socially constructed category that usually is identified by phenotypes (McMullin 76). The placement of individuals in racial categories corresponds with hierarchy of social relations (McMullin 76). Individuals that belong to the superior race groups have privilege in the