In 1894, Canada's federal government officially declared the first Monday of September Labour Day, a national holiday.
There will be an estimated $11.8 billion in government spending cuts by 2014-15, due to the last three austerity budgets.
The estimated annual lost income potential of Canadian women as a result of unequal income and labour force participation rates is $125.8 billion.
There is no agreed-upon definition of 'middle class' among economists. It varies based on whether you look at family or individual income, provincial or national data, before or after tax.
Twenty-five families or individuals in Canada hold more than $1 billion in assets, according to Forbes Magazine.
One in four children within First Nations families live in poverty in Canada, much higher than the one in ten children in non-Aboriginal families who live in poverty.
This month, Hennessy's Index examines the state of child care in Canada by the numbers.
This month, Hennessy's Index explores ideas for sustainable living, expanding community, increasing citizen engagement and strengthening democracy.
This month, Hennessy's Index looks at abortion rights in Canada and the numbers behind M312, a federal backbencher's private motion "that sought to re-examine how Canadian law defines a human being."
The subject of this month's Hennessy's Index is climate change and the environmental sustainability challenge.