82% of Canadians Below Poverty Line

Poverty Action, a Toronto-based group, has released an influential report showing that 82% of Canadians are now living below the poverty line.

The report follows a new methodology for measuring poverty which recently revealed that 76% of Americans are poor.

"Many people think of poverty as an absolute term," says Poverty Action Director, Miles Van Diezil. "But academic studies from the sixties onwards have shown it to be a relative, socially-defined construction.

via Bald Monkey (Note: Anthony says that reality and satire are so similar that I have to warn you that this is a joke)

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