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Cathy and Mauro Ceolin

Globe and Mail Update - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:51 EST

Cutting back amid a gloomier economic outlook and tight job market


Some Canadian women may be measuring for a new kitchen today now that Ottawa's chipping in for the cupboards with a tax break.

But Masu Khan is worrying about how to fill the cupboards she has, and no home-renovation credit will help. She's staring down rent increases she can't afford, hoping her 12-year-old sedan keeps running so she can drive each Saturday to a grocery store with cheaper prices than the ones in her neighbourhood, and avoid the food bank.

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