urban poverty

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A recent Statistics Canada report indicates that incomes in larger Canadian cities have virtually stagnated since the 1990s. Related to this is the fact that recent immigrants have much lower earnings and higher poverty levels than those who came earlier and that this is the main reason for the poor economic performance of residents of large cities.

While a number of factors are involved, one that few have been prepared to acknowledge is that we are simply bringing in far more people than we need or can absorb.