Post-recession report: Looking at the past tells us there is reason to worry

A new report by CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan warns that if past recessions are any guide, between 750,000 and 1.8 million more Canadians will be counted as poor before recovery is complete.

"Some will argue that this recession was brutal but short, and that Canada has been recovering faster than most other nations..." writes Armine in her report. "But Canadians entered this recession more exposed to the economic risks of joblessness than during any other recession since the Second World War, and the types of jobs created since last summer put recovery on shaky ground." 

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