The basic needs in life like shelter, food, water, etc. are often taken for granted by those of us that have never been in a situation where access to any of it has been in danger. However, for many people having a roof over their head for even a day, is a constant struggle. According to this article from the CBC, the homeless population was over three thousand people in 2015, in Montreal.
Submitted by she2lby on October 16, 2017 - 10:49pm
To take a quote from a recent article from the Montreal Gazette published on July 11, 2017, written by Jacob Serebrin, “A large percentage of Quebecers might be leaving money on the table because they don’t understand the tax system, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute last week.” This shows how there aren't many people who are educated about their own taxes and have trouble understanding as well.
Renaissance is a non-profit organization that aims to reintegrate people into the workforce who are having difficulty finding work while keeping environmental awareness and sustainable development in mind. Their primary project since 1995 has been their job training program, which allows disadvantaged people to re-enter the workforce through their 26 week paid job training. This program gives the participants the knowledge and confidence to pursue further work and helps break the cycle of poverty.
Submitted by she2lby on October 16, 2017 - 10:43pm
In an article from the Globe and Mail written by Aleksandra Sagan published on February 19, 2016, it states that “some four million Canadians, or about 12.7 percent of households, experience some level of food insecurity, according to PROOF, a research group studying policy options to reduce the problem.
The article listed below discusses the effects of the severe forest fires in BC over the summer and how they will affect the forestry industry in both the short and long term. Specifically, an industry that is already in a state of transition as a result of the pine beetle infestation and the threat of a new trade war with the United States, will now have to deal with the loss of 53 million cubic metres of timber which is equivalent to a typical year’s total harvest.
Winding down after the worst wildfire season on record for British Columbia, the provincial state of emergency and evacuation orders have been rescinded. In the CBC News article, “Fires compound losses of harvestable timber in BC's Interior,” it is stated that in just three months, nearly 50,000 people were displaced from their homes and costed the province more than $510 million to fight (Kelly, 2017). The lack of precipitation and fuel buildup resulted in the merger of nineteen forest fires to form the single largest blaze in BC history.
The Toronto Star article TransCanada ends bid to build Energy East pipeline after ‘careful review of changed circumstances’ by Alex Ballingall discusses TransCanada’s recent decision to cancel its proposal for the Energy East pipeline and the various perspectives on the decision. The project was proposed in 2014 and would have been a 4,500km pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick, carrying 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil every day and costing $15.7 billion to build.