OTTAWA—Indigenous people are spending fewer nights in homeless shelters than non-Indigenous users, a finding from federal researchers who warn in internal documents that the result points to more problematic—or even insidious—issues in the country's housing system.
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OTTAWA—A newly released government document shows that federal officials feel stymied by data roadblocks in their bid to help policymakers tackle a growing political concern about the country's “gig” economy.
OTTAWA—Canada's cities are asking federal parties to add more than $800 million a year to the national government's decade-long housing strategy and fill gaps in the plan over its remaining eight years to make renting more affordable and keep people from going homeless.
OTTAWA—The risk of student loan defaults and delays has been on the rise, and the “system is broken,” officials warned the federal government in a presentation earlier this year.
OTTAWA—Canada's chief electoral officer says voting day this fall should not be moved, despite the fact that it falls on a Jewish holiday.
Election day can be no later than Oct. 21 under federal law, which this year coincides with the holiday known as Shemini Atzeret, a day on which Orthodox Jews are not permitted to work, vote or campaign.
OTTAWA—A federal program designed to help low-income Canadians file their taxes has boosted the number of returns it's handled in the year since the government increased its funding.
The extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics run by more than 3,000 groups to operate year-round.
OTTAWA—A minimum-wage worker could afford to rent in just a few neighbourhoods in Canada, suggests a new analysis of the country's rental market that also raises questions about a promised federal rent-supplement program.
OTTAWA—The Senate's ethics committee recommended Tuesday that Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay over incendiary letters about Indigenous Peoples she posted to her website.
OTTAWA—A one-time $2.2-billion windfall in the federal budget to help Canadian cities improve roads, bridges, highways, and water systems won't become an annual tradition, Finance minister Bill Morneau warned yesterday, even in the face of problems getting the first projects off the ground.
OTTAWA—Federal cabinet ministers soon will decide whether and how to reform the oft-maligned tribunal Canadians use to appeal federal benefits rulings, potentially undoing changes made six years ago intended to make it work better.
The Social Security Tribunal hears appeals of government decisions on things like eligibility for Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan.