• Federal budget surpluses should go to fight poverty

    OTTAWA – Ottawa should funnel predicted multi-billion-dollar budget surpluses into helping Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet, an anti-poverty coalition said in a report released Tuesday. Campaign 2000 said while there has been a slight drop in the country’s child poverty rate since the 2008-2009 recession, 967,000 children and their families are still […]

  • Poverty among seniors rising in Canada

    OTTAWA – An international think-tank warns that poverty among Canadian seniors is on the rise and that current pension safety nets may be inadequate to address the problem. The comprehensive study on global pensions by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development showed that Canadians over 65 years of age are relatively well off when […]

  • Join CBC Hamilton for Sounds of the Season

    Sounds of the Season is coming to Hamilton! Join CBC Hamilton on Friday, Dec. 6 for an open house filled with music, holiday cookies and prizes to support our local food banks. Our 118 James Street North studio will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A food bin will be […]