This video presents “David Hulchanski: Toronto’s Three Cities.”
- “A new report details three cities within Toronto: the wealthy city, the middle-class city and the low-income city.
- But if David Hulchanski’s research holds true, there will only be two cities in the near future: the rich and the poor.
- What has caused this disparity? And what can be done to reverse the cycle?“
The Ontario government had launched Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy in 2008.
Poverty is no longer just a cycle wherein poorly-paid workers are struggling to “keep up with skyrocketing costs in housing, tuition and energy.”
This title should be revised and updated to ‘Breaking the Path to Poverty’ so as to be fitting to the reality of the present economy.
In today’s economy, the significant loss of Canadian jobs due to outsourcing, dearth of middle-income jobs due to technology/digital revolution, and rampant job insecurity are all causal factors to almost instantaneous poverty for many hard-working individuals.