From this weekends Globe and Mail business section:
“I didn’t really have to show anything to borrow,” Mr. Goodyear said of his two remaining mortgages, both in default and totalling about $340,000. “I didn’t have to show them my tax returns. I just said ‘This is how much I make.’ I think I made 11,000 bucks.”
Mr. Goodyear is not alone. A Globe and Mail investigation into more than 10,000 foreclosure proceedings has uncovered a burgeoning subprime mortgage problem that many, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, have insisted does not exist in Canada.
Read the full article here, as well as thier article on the related surge in foreclosure proceedings in BC and Alberta.