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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-income deems a household to be low income if it has...
How is it that people with higher wages deserve an increase, but those at the bottom do not? It is hard to believe the Panel suggests that people living in poverty, unable to pay rent, buy food, or heat their house are reaching a 'minimum standard of living'.
According to the NHS, in 2011 4.8 million people were living with low income, with the majority of these individuals concentrated in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Let's put it another way. Almost 5 million people had an income of $14k or less in 2011, 13 per cent of which received income solely from government transfers.
An expert on poverty in New Brunswick says unemployment for young adults has jumped by five per cent this year. Randy Hatfield said youth unemployment is approaching levels seen in the poorer parts o...
If we can solve the problem early and prevent children from growing up in poverty in the first place, the savings both financially and in the quality of life they will go on to have will be dramatically increased.