Everyone feeling the pinch ~ Toronto Star
Everyone feeling the pinch
Sep. 1, 2005. 06:35 AMA year ago, Merkebe Birhanu was working overnights as a parking lot attendant, making about $56 a day before taxes for an eight-hour shift. Today, he sometimes finds himself coming home with as little as $30 — after a 12-hour day. For Birhanu and the approximately 8,000 licensed cab drivers in Toronto, high gasoline prices are an attack on their livelihood. Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew and Sikander Ziad Hashmi report.