The Prime Minister of Canada during the Great Depression send $5 to anyone who sent him a letter, he spent $2.3 million …

Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, was a Canadian lawyer, businessperson, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from 7 August 1930 to 23 October 1935, during the worst of the Great Depression years. While Bennett was, and is still, often criticized for lack of compassion for the impoverished masses, he stayed up through many nights reading and responding to personal letters from ordinary citizens asking for his help, and often dipped into his personal fortune to send a five-dollar bill to a starving family….

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