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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Oh Burnaby! Just getting around to looking at youth homelessness now?
Survey probes health of Burnaby’s homeless youth
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Canada’s middle class is getting some pressure – just not in a uniform way. The pain is felt along age lines mainly.
Generation squeeze: population, aging, generational equity & the middle class
University of British Columbia – 20 page .pdf file
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Jian Ghomeshi gives us a glimpse into the character and psychology of Canada’s elites. Enough to make us shudder. Now Stephen Poloz adds something to the profile. Poloz is a $400k-a-year central banker who suggests serfdom to his country’s young people as they face record unemployment. With these shallow, narcissistic and glib role models oozing an odd admixture of indifference and authoritarianism what are the youth to make of their elders? The same elders soon to be at the pension counter.
Bank of Canada governor tells jobless youth ‘living in folks’ basements’ to work for free Hamilton Spectator
Oshawa finds itself with a problem common to post-industrial cities elsewhere in Ontario: youth unemployment.
Youth face ‘bleak’ employment picture in Oshawa
image: aerial view eastward including Oshawa by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons