Thursday, December 15, 2005

Canadians less charitable?

Canadians less charitable?: "Canadians less charitable?
Far less generous than Americans: study

Eric Beauchesne, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, December 15, 2005

OTTAWA -- Canadians are far less generous with their charity giving than Americans, a report from the Fraser Institute says.

The organization calculates that if Canadians were as generous as Americans, then Canadian charities would have $8-billion a year more to help the needy.

That Canadians have come to rely on a more generous social safety net, and as a result also pay higher taxes, may explain in part why they give less to charity than Americans, said one of the authors of the annual report by the Fraser Institute."

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