“One in ten people in Toronto are now relying on food banks to make ends meet. Last year, that number was one in twenty.”
“A particularly sharp indicator of the exploitative nature of Canadian capitalism is the fact that the privation of relying on food banks is also reaching further into the supposedly upwardly mobile layer of the working class. In 2008, 25 percent of food bank clients in Toronto had completed post-secondary education. Ten years later that number rose to 34 percent, and in 2023 a majority (59 percent) of clients had achieved education levels ranging from college diplomas to master’s degrees or higher.
“This broad immiseration is occurring in one of the wealthiest cities in the world.”