Canada’s poor need help

How is it that so many of we Canadians are struggling if Canada is “such a wealthy country”?

Re: the editorial in the Nov. 18 Saanich News ‘Focusing attention on the crisis in our midst.’

How is it that so many of we Canadians (veterans, seniors, First Nations, working poor, homeless) are struggling to eat (using food banks), pay rent, get meds, find jobs, if Canada is “such a wealthy country”?

Here in B.C. it was noted just  a few days ago that 67 per cent of renters need to use the food banks. Most of us never see any of that “wealth”.

Tricia Mancuso

Saanich