According to a new report by the Toronto Community Foundation (???), half the population of Toronto faces a lower quality of life by 2025 if systemic problems are not immediately addressed:
The gap between the rich and the poor is growing.
Skilled immigrants are twice as likely to be unemployed as Canadians born here.
Child poverty rates increased more than 40 per cent in one year.
“The report projects a complete disappearance of the city’s middle income neighbourhoods by 2025. Already there are one million people living in Toronto’s low and very low income neighbourhoods, the report stated.
The widening income gap could have far-reaching repercussions for the overall well being of Torontonians, added the report, as poverty is a barrier to academic success, employability and good health.
“We need a vision for our city that sees us through for the long-term, and the world needs us to succeed,”said Bhardwaj.
Indeed. The world will cease to exist if it loses Toronto.
There are a few immediate steps we can take in order to remedy these serious and far-reaching problems. As everyone knows, immigration is our future. Therefore, we need to increase our already massive and unchecked immigration levels. We have been told for decades that immigrants bring prosperity to our shores, and seeing as though bringing 300,000 immigrants a year to this sparsely populated country has failed to raise our standard of living, it’s obvious we just haven’t been bringing in enough immigrants. Effective immediately, the Canadian federal government should raise the level of unskilled immigrants to 800,000. Seeing as though half of all immigrants go to Toronto to live, this will be a boon for Toronto.
More midnight basketball courts and community centers. Building even more midnight basketball courts and community centers not only creates construction jobs, but also strengthens our communities.
More social services. Welfare, *free* health care, *free* dental care, *free* housing, *free* prescription eyewear, *free* education at any college or university, *free* breakfasts for school children, food banks, etc, are simply not enough. In order to help the marginalized and downtrodden of Toronto, a program consisting of *free* midnight snacks should be available to each and every citizen of the City of Light®. Far too many Torontonians don’t have access to midnight snacks. Grumbling tummies make it hard to get a good nights sleep, and without a good nights sleep, it’s impossible to wake up in a good mood. And waking up in a bad mood makes it impossible for the downtrodden to get off their collective lazy asses and find jobs.
It breaks The Mayor’s heart (The Mayor of Mitchieville, that is), to know that new Canadians are not as rich as Canadians that have been here for generations. New Canadians should have access to immediate wealth. Heck knows if we went to their country of origin they would give us the same advantages. Boy, it sure is hard living in a racist shithole.