45 of Canadians dont have funds set aside for emergency expenses poll

TORONTO — A new poll for one of Canada’s big banks says 45% of those surveyed said they had no fund set up to deal with emergency expenses.The poll of about 2,000 Canadians was conducted in March and April for CIBC by Harris/Decima.Ontario and Alberta residents were the least likely to say they had an emergency fund set up — 53% of respondents in each province.At 60%, British Columbia residents were the most likely to say they have funds set aside for critical, unexpected expenses.Quebec and the Prairie provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan were also above the national average, tied at 57%.Atlantic Canada was right on the national average, with 55% of respondents in that region saying they had set up an emergency fund.[np-related]

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