Unpaid internships are a reality for thousands of Canadians each year and this issue has continually entered into the public debate, especially on university and college campuses. Many argue that unpaid internships are exploitative to youth and other marginalized groups, but is this really the case? Do unpaid internships provide a tangible benefit for peopleContinue reading “Unpaid Internships”
Young people today face many barriers to financial stability including high tuition fees, housing prices and limited child care spaces. At the same time, there is an aging population in Canada and across North America with many seniors exiting the workforce. The result has primarily been government policies, especially in health care, leading to largeContinue reading “Intergenerational Equity”
Believe it or not, pensions and retirement income are topics that affect Canadians of all ages.There has been rich debate over the risks and perceived risks of retirement income insurance products, or pensions, in Canada. We explore this important issue and some solutions that governments that have been put forward to address it.
There has been rich debate over the risks and perceived risks of retirement income insurance products, or pensions, in Canada. On one hand, Canada is a world leader in maintaining income security and eliminating old-age poverty. At the same time, some argue that Canadians just aren’t saving enough for retirement. What does “saving enough” evenContinue reading “The State of Retirement Income in Canada”