Barb McCutcheon arrived at East York’s budget breakfast, a meeting to discuss the newly released federal budget with local MP Julie Dabrusin, with a purpose—to talk about pharmacare.
The popular ride-hailing service has been seemingly exempted from the GST/HST rules since its launch in Toronto, but things are about to change.
On March 22, the new federal Liberal government released its first budget. The Toronto Observer’s Bradley Dobson, Daniel McKenzie, Cherry (Changhong) Liu and Amy McNeill take a look at what’s in store for Ontario’s public transit, social housing, old age security and Bombardier.
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.