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Published by Institute for Behavioural Research, York University in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English


  • Public welfare -- Canada.,
  • Elite (Social sciences) -- Canada -- Attitudes.,
  • Canada -- Social policy.

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Edition Notes

StatementA. Paul Williams.
ContributionsYork University (Toronto, Ont.). Institute for Behavioural Research.
LC ClassificationsHN"110"Z9"E478
The Physical Object
Pagination28, [8] leaves
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19672152M

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