ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

Posted
June 16, 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include:

More Canadians seeking CPP disability benefits have denials overturned on appeal:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/06/04/more-canadians-seeking-cpp-disability-benefits-have-denials-overturned-on-appeal.html

Average hourly wages in Canada have barely budgeted in 40 years:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3531614/average-hourly-wage-canada-stagnant/

Canadians owe $1.67 for every $1 of household disposable income, StatsCan says:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/national-balance-sheet-q1-2017-1.4159851?cmp=rss

Few Canadians think support for Indigenous communities should be a federal priority: poll:
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/canadians-think-support-indigenous-communities-federal-priority-poll-141405664.html

Canada’s food prices offer a taste of inflation to come:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/canadas-food-prices-offer-a-taste-of-inflation-to-come/article35320029/

Canada falls behind other rich nations on child issues, UNICEF report finds:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/06/15/canada-falls-behind-other-rich-nations-on-child-issues-unicef-report-finds.html

Anti-poverty groups push Trudeau government to boost child benefits:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/06/12/anti-poverty-groups-push-trudeau-government-to-boost-child-benefit.html

CPP changes do little for low-income earners, study finds:
https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/06/14/CPP-Study/

Vancouver adopts living wage of $20.62:
http://www.vancourier.com/news/vancouver-adopts-living-wage-of-20-62-1.20492502

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