Trudeau's Social Finance Fund inspired by British Conservative Party

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Brent Patterson

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The Trudeau government is set to announce a public-private partnership scheme today that comes straight from the so-called "Big Society" playbook championed by former British Conservative prime minister David Cameron.

When the Liberals made a preliminary announcement about their "Social Finance Fund" in November 2018, a government media release stated it would "give charitable, non-profit and social-purpose organizations access to new financing and connect them with non-government investors."

The Canadian Press now reports, "The Liberals have been crafting a strategy for social finance, as it's known, for years, hoping to bring private money into social services governments provide themselves or directly fund."

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