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CBC: United Nations Accuses Canada Of Allowing It's Citizens To Starve
From CBCTheNational May 16th. A United Nations envoy riles up the government by saying Canada lets its people go hungry.
Economists says expanding GST would help poor
Top economists say expanding the GST to include items like books, medicine and food would boost revenue by $39 billion annually, and lead to better savings and services for Canada's poor.
Jack Mintz, of the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, and Michael Smart, of the University of Toronto, say the federal government needs to overhaul its sales tax system. Smart was commissioned by the School of Public Policy to write a report on the GST.
60% of Canadians Live Paycheque to paycheque - and will Never Retire!
The recession may be officially over, but six in 10 Canadians are still surviving from paycheque to paycheque, a national survey showed Monday.
Fifty-nine per cent of Canadian workers say they would be in financial trouble if their paycheque was delayed by just a week -- the same proportion as last year when the economy was still mired in a downturn, according to a poll of 2,766 people by the Canadian Payroll Association