Seniors' growing level of debt is a real concern in Canada. Is it a sign of things to come as today's working-age Canadians put themselves more deeply into debt?
Federal finance minister Joe Oliver re-affirmed that his government seeks to double the annual limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts from $5,500 to $11,000. This is a terrible idea.
After close to three years of no change, the B.C. minimum wage was overdue for an increase. But the measly raise announced this week falls far short of what is necessary.
The transit referendum in Vancouver will decide more than the city's fate -- it could be a start of a sustainable transit future in Canada. Or its demise.
From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only two per cent compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80.
A recent study shows doubling the amount people can contribute to a tax free savings account is Robin Hood in reverse.
The new B.C. budget continues the Liberals' practice of "balancing" the budget on the backs of those who can least afford it, while cutting taxes for high-income earners.
At best payday lenders are predators and at worst engage in benevolent exploitation. There is a clear need to more strictly regulate and enforce regulations.
The evidence in favour of a "Housing First" approach to address homelessness is very strong. However, researchers have raised some caution about challenges in implementation.
Will our governments heed the evidence of the last 25 years, re-commit themselves to ending child poverty, and most important of all, take concrete action to keep the promise this time?