Indigenous children on reserves miss out on child benefit
The first monthly Canada child benefit cheques, worth up to $533 per child, went out to more than 3 million homes Wednesday.
But because 18-year-old Chantal Perrault has never filed a tax return, her 5-month-old baby Harlow is missing out.
“Wow, that is a lot of money. It would buy a lot of baby formula,” she said in a phone interview from Red Gut First Nation reserve near Fort Frances, Ont., where she lives in band housing with Harlow’s father, grandparents and two cousins.