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Overall, the picture is very different from that portrayed by our politicians.
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There are 719,000 seniors living in poverty in Canada, study says.
Country hopes to reduce unemployment by making low-paid jobs more attractive.
Today Canadians celebrate Lester Pearson's birthday. Even as we reflect back on the kind of leader he was and the growing capacities of Canada that he helped to create, we become aware that somewhere between then and now we lost our edge, our diversified global influence, and, sadly, our belief in the public good.
The risk is that a GAI would become just another program within a larger web of existing government programs. Some programs that target specific groups, particularly groups less able to work -- such as the severely disabled or the elderly -- may be difficult to consolidate into a single "one-size-fits-all" universal program like the GAI.
The Conservative government is facing calls to change the rules around tax-free savings accounts now before a loophole means some of Canada's wealthiest people could start receiving "welfare...
OTTAWA - Both the NDP and the Conservatives tabled separate bills Thursday aimed at improving the qualify of life for seniors.The NDP proposed legislation that would automatically register seniors for...
OTTAWA - A popular savings program created by the federal Conservatives is exacerbating the fiscal pressure on public pension benefits — even as the government prepares to scale back benefits.Prime Mi...
OTTAWA - To hear the prime minister and his cabinet talk, Canada's public pension system is unsustainable and needs major repair — likely in the form of a higher eligibility age for Old Age Security p...
OTTAWA - Wealthy Canadians are getting access to a retirement benefit that was intended for the elderly poor, suggests a new report on the country's retirement-security system.An actuarial report on t...
I was honoured to have been named the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors Issues in Canada's 41st Parliament. We owe so much to the women and men who built, and continue to build, this country and...