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Food Banks Were Meant to be Temporary. So Why Are They Growing?

The real news in the recent Hunger Count 2014 report is not that 841,191 people came to food banks for help in one month -- a number 25 per cent higher than in 2008. Nor is it the realization that close to 40 per cent of food bank recipients are children. No, the overarching narrative is how the presence of food banks in most communities has come to represent the failure of imagination for a country and its citizens.
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Fixing Income Inequality in Canada

The economic collapse of 2008 changed much in our world, and it had a devastating impact on many people at home and abroad. But one of the few silver linings is the spotlight that it put on an economic trend that was poised to create lasting damage in Canada: income inequality.

So, Occupy Protesters don't really Represent the 99 Per Cent?

Even after having been debunked countless times over, utterly erroneous conclusions about the poor's well-being have yet again stolen the show because of a spiffy video making its way around the web. The statistics, which only show the distribution of income among quintiles over a given period, don't illustrate how well real people are truly faring.