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date: 25 March 2017

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George Davidson’s (1909–1995) working life included four careers over a period of over 45 years. In his first two careers he was director of welfare in the government of British Columbia, executive director of the Canadian Welfare Council, and then the government of Canada’s first deputy minister of welfare. In his later careers he was president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and undersecretary general of the United Nations.

Keywords: welfare, social welfare, Canadian Welfare Council, Department of National Health and Welfare, Green Book, family allowances, unemployment assistance

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