Homeless People In Canada

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One of the major social issue Canada has is homelessness. Briefly stating, a homeless person is someone who does not have a house, and therefore ending up on the streets. According to statistics from the World Bank, Canada has an estimate population of 34.75 million people and a GDP of 1.780 trillion, and because of the strong economy at the moment, it’s constantly increasing(taken from http://data.worldbank.org/country/canada) . Compared to other countries those statistics are rather good, and because of those info, it’s hard to think Canada would have homeless people. Sadly it’s very easy to spot homeless people on the sidewalk of Toronto and this issue keeps increasing. Although Canada is a very stable and safe country, living…show more content…
(from:https://www.dosomething.org/actnow/tipsandtools/background-11-causes-teen-homelessness) As stated before, homelessness is one of the major growing social issues in Canada but a country as wealthy and stable like Canada shouldn't have homeless people. In my opinion, the reason why there's homelessness in Canada is because the economy is not equally distributed to it's citizens. Like most countries Canada has the upper class which consist of CEOs, large companies owners and are the wealthiest people, then upper-middle class which consists of highly educated people such as physicians, lawyers, doctors stockbrokers or corporate managers and many of them holding a university degree if not more, then middle class which consists of nurses, medical technicians/secretaries, lower level managers, semi- professionals etc, the working class which includes electricians, plumbers,…show more content…
In my opinion, the upper class which have the most power and the wealthiest, are the problem why there is homelessness in Canada. I think of that because they do not want to share their wealth with the poor. In a way, rich people want others to be rich so they can do business with them and become more richer, but not everyone is fortunate like them, so I think that is why there is an equality of wealth spread across Canada. This academic article is a research on homelessness in Canada. It is divided into smaller articles. The first three articles focuses on the experience of homeless youth in Canada, and their ideas used by them to survive their daily struggling on the streets. The next two studies focus on how homeless people maintain good health in Canada. Although Canada has a good health care system and the majority can have access, homeless people may not be so fortunate. The next two
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