Comment 69834

By Downtown Downer (anonymous) | Posted September 18, 2011 at 22:12:58

That is a very depressing view, @Undustrial. It is a terrible reality for people, especially people living in the poorest wards of the city. I bet many of them would have had trouble affording Zellers, but Walmart is markedly cheaper. I'll hazard a guess that the vast majority of people living in that Code Red Zone would actually cheer the Walmart coming there. Maybe if it is called Welfare Mart cynically, but those people on assistance aren't concerned about hurting the 70+ dollar an hour factory worker by shopping at Walmart. I imagine that the welfare crowd in those areas would greatly benefit by the hiring spree of minimum wage jobs and they place would actually see a short term improvement.

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