Living paycheque to paycheque a reality for thousands in Toronto

May 22, 2015

Low earners are part of a growing class plagued by skyrocketing housing prices, astronomical child-care rates and a broadening sense of poverty.

Tara Deschamps, The Toronto Star 

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 Eric Pinsonneault a father of 3 children is one of the 1.5 million Torontonians who makes just a little above minimum wage. He states “My income is so low, it makes everything that much harder,” he lives on $38,000 a year. The Star states that “low earners are part of a growing class plagued by skyrocketing housing prices, astronomical child-care rates and a broadening sense of poverty that puts a strain on shelters, food banks and welfare organizations”.

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