Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond will be the first woman, other than the Queen, to be featured on Canadian currency. Desmond will appear on the $10 bill.
When East York resident Michele Lupa first heard about the new Canada Child Benefit, she was surprised.
“Oh my god! How could I miss that?” she said. “They made a change to the child tax benefit.”
The mother of two, Lupa can apply for the benefit, which will pay families a monthly subsidy based on net income. The new benefit is tax-free and does not exclude families with only one parent.
NDP candidate for Toronto Centre Linda McQuaig was among those delivering concession speeches Monday night, after she was defeated by Liberal candidate Bill Morneau for the Toronto Centre riding.
The winner in Monday’s federal election campaign in Toronto Centre says he ran because he was inspired by constituents in his riding. Liberal Bill Morneau, now the MP for Toronto-Centre, celebrated his victory Monday night at the Paint Box Bistro, in Regent Park. About 100 supporters attended the reception. He attracted over 57 per cent of the votes, according to the CBC Canada Votes website, while his nearest competitor, NDP candidate Linda McQuaig captured nearly 27 per cent.