I'm not really sure, because in listening to everyone and just seeing.... Take my position, for example. I'm educated. I've been working. I have experience. Yet somehow, for whatever reasons, I'm not able to move beyond into full-time, permanent employment. The ramifications that has for me are shared by many other people.
I have a quick anecdote. I went on to a master's level of education. I was told by my supervisor at the time that there was no point in my getting an education because statistically, as a single mother I have more hope of getting out of poverty by getting married than by pursuing an education.
This is the reality that I'm living in. So when everyone speaks about statistics.... I live in Sault Ste. Marie. I don't have the ability to move to Toronto or Ottawa or to a bigger centre. I am in a small town in northern Ontario, and this is where I have to live because of the nature of my family.
While Canada has a lot of opportunities, there are these places across Canada where we don't have the opportunity that's out there, and we're hurting. We see people lose a job and be stuck; the contract runs out and another one doesn't come in, whether it's in social services or contract to contract or a funding-based activity.
I'm not quite sure, because there are all these things going on, but it's a landscape that can be very hostile.