Four pages packed with bad things about the decline in the value of work to working people in Canada. What you’ve been hearing about crap, part time gigs with low wages, it’s all true. Welcome to the new Canada.
In focus. On the quality of employment in Canada
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A few weeks go by and a 49-page report from Meal Exchange that took a detailed look at food insecurity on five Canadian university campuses is pretty much forgotten. Drag. Especially if you are one of those students, trying to advance yourself but scrambling for calories.
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We all love life, right? That’s why longevity is such a sensible measure of the quality of life in a given place. Gaps in longevity data emerge into view quickly thanks to such things as gender and occupation. Ideally, a well off society should find these gaps moderate and when in the right frame of mind it might even challenge these gaps, seek to close them up. A new medical study reinforces our understanding of the role of income in determining longevity with the finding that in Canada high income men are starting to outlive low income women. The incomes of Canada’s richer males is more powerful than the natural characteristic of women to outlive men.
Did you just say ‘holy shit’? We did.
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We’ve marked several Hungercounts now. A grim but important indicator of where we are in regard to food and food banks.
Hungercount 2016. A comprehensive report on hunger and foodbank use in Canada, and recommendations for change
See also: (72) Foodbankistan
If numbers from a series of new reports on poverty are anything to go by the Great Recession is still roiling away around Philadelphia.
See also: (212) Philadelphia, PA
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