Jaimi Zammit left North Vancouver to escape unreachable rents but they followed her — north along the Sea-to-Sky highway to Squamish, where she and her family found themselves renting a $2,000-a-month house on an income of $2,000 a month.
March 25, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Pay the rent, or put food on the table?
It sounds like an unthinkable choice. It’s one Priscilla, a Winnipeg mom with two young kids, both under 8, faces daily.
It’s one the growing number of people Laurie O’Connor sees streaming through Saskatoon’s Food Bank keep asking themselves.
It’s one faced by more than a million Canadian households, a Statistics Canada report revealed Wednesday.
TORONTO — Jodi Aslin is 41 years old and seven months pregnant.
In Ontario, she’s no longer an anomaly.
Ms. Aslin was in no rush to start a family: She spent her 20s studying social work and teaching English in Korea, and met her husband at 34. A year later, they decided they wanted children.
It took almost five years and more than $20,000 in fertility treatments, but her daughter Jamie is now two years old. Ms. Aslin’s second child is due in April.
“We recognize that we’re in the older crowd, but we’re happy. I feel great.”
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