May 8, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canadians have less income mobility than they’ve had in decades as fewer people move up the income ladder — and even fewer move down.
The federal Conservatives have indicated they’re going to double the amount Canadians can invest in tax-free savings accounts each year, from $5,500 to $11,000.
“Canadians know that we stick to our commitments,” Finance Minister Joe Oliversaid in a letter to Tory MPs Tuesday, apparently referring to a pledge in the last election to double the limit once the budget was balanced. “I will present a balanced budget that will make life more affordable for Canadians.”
March 25, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Pay the rent, or put food on the table?
It sounds like an unthinkable choice. It’s one Priscilla, a Winnipeg mom with two young kids, both under 8, faces daily.
It’s one the growing number of people Laurie O’Connor sees streaming through Saskatoon’s Food Bank keep asking themselves.
It’s one faced by more than a million Canadian households, a Statistics Canada report revealed Wednesday.
Global News asked to speak with newly minted Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre to get his thoughts on our investigation into the labour and financial struggles plaguing Canadians.
He declined: “The Minister is in briefings all day for the next few days,” we were told last week.
So we sent questions via e-mail, instead, and received an e-mailed statement from his office in response.
Feb. 9, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canada supposedly got off easy after the global recession. But a months-long Global News investigation has found the reality for many Canadians isn’t nearly as rosy as the headline figures suggest. Increasingly, families across the country find themselves in an instability trap, facing labour uncertainty and an eroded safety net. The social and economic implications are real — and serious.