Low Income Canadians

The UCCB Is Actually Helping Lower Income Canadians

Caroline Battista | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

While the Child Tax Credit was a nice boost for parents at tax time, you had to have earned enough income to benefit from it. As a non-refundable credit, it meant you had to have paid tax during the year in order to claim it. So a low income family may not have been able to take advantage of the credit. They did not actually benefit from it. This will not be an issue with the enhanced UCCB.

StatsCan Reveals How Many Canadians Live In Poverty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says 13.8 per cent of the population lived in low-income households in 2012.The agency says its measure of after-tax low-in...

Why Guaranteeing the Poor an Income Will Save Us All In the End

Hugh Segal | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business
Hugh Segal

The wrong approach to poverty reduction is to ignore the problem, letting the ideological conceit that a rising tide lifts all boats obscure the hard reality that many Canadians have no boat -- or access to anyone who has ever had a boat. The answer is automatic top-ups for those who fall beneath the poverty line.

Guess How Many Canadians Are Poor?

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The recession stopped progress on poverty in its tracks, according to new data from Statistics Canada that indicates al...