Poverty reduction

Sorry folks but don’t wait for the government to step in to fix everything. It won’t happen. Poverty is due to a host of factors - some of which you can actually do something about instead of waiting for some magic to happen. There’s even an old lady who dumpster dives and gets about $15-20 daily in bottles that she donates to charity. $15 x 30 days is $450 which isn’t bad money and it’s all there for free. Of course it doesn’t help that single mother who has no prospects of doing the same while juggling 2 jobs to pay rent and daycare...but you should not rely on the government. They make promises and that’s what gets them elected. They should gave an automatic mechanism that fires them from their government jobs if they don’t achieve 50% of their promise after 1-2 years. Then the runner up gets a crack at it....

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I would rant but you've heard it all before

Mar 19, 2019 at 5:31pm

"Governments" seem to forget that they are comprised of citizens chosen to represent the interests of the citizenry as a whole. Instead, ordinary citizens are met with some condescending version of a landlord/tenant situation.
There needs to be an attitude adjustment in the political class. How can I be proud to live in a country that treats the average family or human being with such indifference? All for greed and false economy.
Such BS reasoning from those in their secure little bubbles zones.

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@I would rant but you've heard it all before

Mar 20, 2019 at 10:43am

Canadians don't like to hear it, but Government is a criminal organization. They pick up where the Church left off. Taxes are nothing but modern-day tithes---at least the Church took a flat 10% historically!

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Crime against humanity

Mar 20, 2019 at 10:11pm

We need affordable housing solutions that local citizens can afford, so seniors, low to moderate income individuals and families don’t face homelessness. This is just a paycheck or rent eviction or rent hike away for some of us. My heart goes out to all who struggle and yet are not quite making it in this city. Our wages are just about some of the lowest!

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