Here's a good article from the Toronto Star about the effects of the economic meltdown on workers in Canada. We don't always see it, but there is poverty here in our prosperous country as well.
Toronto construction worker Mark Merner has been struggling to support his young family since his hours were slashed in half last fall. And he's worried it could get worse.
"The construction industry is really slowing down and I've been told there might not be much work this summer," says the father of five children age 5 and younger, including a baby and a set of twins.
"I just don't know what we'll do. We're living paycheque to paycheque now."
Read the full article here.
Here's an excellent video from the Star as well.