Insult to the poor

Written by ECA Review

Letter to the Editor,

A one-dollar increase in the minimum wage is a slap in the face to the needy people of Canada, even if it was doubled to $30 an hour. They still couldn’t qualify for a house mortgage or barely pay the rent on a house or apartment.

It must be pretty frustrating to try to raise a family in our cities nowadays.

A few weeks ago, mobs started looting stores in Los Angeles and last week it happened in Philadelphia. I wonder if this is what we have to look forward to in Canada in the near future.

We have the biggest comedy of errors happening in a developed country. We have lots of developers with billions of dollars wanting to build houses and condos or rental properties, but most people don’t have money to purchase or rent them.

Does anybody actually have a solution?

Robert Blagen
Youngtown, Alta.

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