In spite of its critical importance to social stability, the Ontario social welfare system has avoided scrutiny to a remarkable degree. In this book, the authors use their extensive experience as landlords to blow the cover off Ontario's social welfare system. They show how the system is operated as what can best be described as a "special welfare cult" whose insiders jealously guard its secrets. This has significant implications for housing, homelessness, crime, and the taxpayer-funded cost of the system. More importantly, it threatens to undermine the comfortable middle-class lifestyle of the majority of Ontarians."Cloak of Secrecy" uses a unique blend of real-life experiences and researched information to explain and illustrate the deep-seated problems in the welfare system and ancillary systems. The real-life stories provide fascinating insights into the life of low-income Ontarians, something that most people are never exposed to or would prefer not to think about. The book is a must-read for those who work in the social welfare and legal systems as well as anyone who is curious about how their taxes are being spent.