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Jennifer Keesmaat

Jennifer Keesmaat

Chief Planner for the City of Toronto

June 20th, 2017

“If they choose to stay in the city those are the odds — that they’ll raise their family very differently from how they were raised, just as I’m raising my family very differently from how I was raised,”

“They are now competing with global capital. They are in entry-level positions making entry-level salaries, sometimes working more than one job and they are competing with capital from around the city that wants the same housing that they do,”

Let's not pretend this is an accident. Outsourcing manufacturing has made it so that so we are reliant on a service sector that doesn't really need hard skills. Those remaining jobs that do require them are well-paid but increasingly these positions are being lost.

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