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This study, the fourth in a series beginning in 2014, reveals the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For the first time ever, the study also includes child care fees in selected rural areas.  The study finds that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
Cette étude, la quatrième d'une série commençant en 2014, révèle les villes les plus coûteuses et les moins chères pour les services de garde au Canada. L'étude fournit un aperçu annuel des frais parentaux médians de garde d'enfants dans les 28 plus grandes villes du Canada pour les nourrissons, les bambins et les enfants d'âge préscolaire. Et pour la première fois, l'étude présente les frais de garde demandés dans certaines régions rurales. Il trouve que les tarifs ont augmenté plus rapidement que l'inflation dans 71 % des villes depuis l'an passé et d
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OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. Fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014. The study, the fourth in a series, provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for full-time care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. For the first time ever, the study also includes child care fees in selected rural areas.
Last week the Manitoba government held a community consultation to help with the development of its poverty reduction plan. The Manitoba Poverty Reduction Strategy Act requires the government to implement a long-term strategy to reduce poverty and increase social inclusion across Manitoba, and update the strategy at least once every five years.  That deadline passed in May of this year. The Act also requires that the government: 
Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from a Make Poverty History Manitoba member. He lives on a disability benefit that provides him only $180 per month for food and other basic necessities. He wanted to know if he can expect any change soon. I told him we would see in the Speech from the Throne that afternoon what, if anything, the Province has planned for its long-promised poverty reduction strategy.
This year’s Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia identifies a slight decrease in child poverty, with 1,600 children lifted out of poverty between 2014 and 2015. Overall, this decrease represented less than a percentage point change, with 21.6% of Nova Scotia children living in poverty. Nova Scotia had the third-highest provincial child poverty rate, and the highest rate in Atlantic Canada.
This study examines the status of the defined benefit (DB) pension plans of Canada's largest publicly-traded companies. Thirty-nine companies on the S&P/TSX 60 maintain DB pension plans, amounting to one-third of all private sector pension plan assets in Canada. However, only nine plans were fully funded in 2016. Together, the 39 companies oversaw a $10.8 billion deficit in their pension plans in 2016, while increasing shareholder payouts from $31.9 billion in 2011 to $46.9 billion last year.
Halifax – The 2017 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia reveals that 35,870 children or more than 1 in 5 children in Nova Scotia were living in poverty in 2015.

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