Okay, I need to know about the benefits of marriage in Canada (specifically Ontario). All of my google-fu has yielded nothing but the information that married couples would not be able to file a joint tax return as in the U.S. I realize "benefits" is a very broad term; I'm thinking of economic benefits first and foremost, though legal wouldn't go amiss. And I also realize it would be impossible to list all of the benefits since they come from such a variety of areas, but if there are certain things written into Canadian law that would be awesome. Basically, I really just need a few specific examples of an economic benefit of marriage and I will be golden. Even if it's totally ridiculous! Any help is very appreciated.