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  • n. a tax credit or payment to families with children, offered by the governments of some countries (including Canada and Australia)


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  • Seems like an awful lot of trouble for not much money. Just sayin'.

    October 1, 2009

  • Originally came out after Confederation (when Newfoundland, an independent colony, joined Canada), but found a more recent usage here.

    "You save the baby bonus too, and things just might turn around
    And we'll have enough to buy a boat—a boat like Gideon Brown."
    —"A Boat Like Gideon Brown" (Great Big Sea)

    October 1, 2009