Steve Rennie

The latest Statistics Canada data illustrate what appears to be a growing divide between rich and poor in Canada, one that seems defined, at least in part, by divisions of age and race.

OTTAWA—Samer Elbanna left Egypt in search of a better life for his family. But leaving a job in procurement — one that had him dealing with companies all over the world — in order to sling burgers at an Ottawa fast food joint wasn’t what he had in mind.

Now the 29-year-old is casting a longing glance back at his homeland, wondering if he has a better shot there at the life he dreams about.

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Source: Toronto Star