Context: Canada’s Working Poor (Ep. 1614)
Are economists feeling optimistic that the Canadian economy is showing its strongest growth since the summer of 2013? Not everyone is convinced sunny days are ahead. Sheldon Neil speaks to Amanda Lang on Canada’s economy, and if the future really spells more money in your pocket. Plus we look into the fortunes of Canada’s the working poor. Who are they? Researcher John Stapleton sets the definition for working poor and we ask how poverty can be tackled on a practical level in Canada. What are the steps needed to turn the tide?