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Fraser Institute: Media Release; Corporate Tax Hikes Ultimately Reduce the Wages of Canadian Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Jan. 19, 2016) – Increasing corporate tax rates results in lower average wages for workers, finds a new study, released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Corporate income taxes are ultimately paid for by individuals either as workers through lower wages, consumers through higher prices or shareholders through […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2016179 Views

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While Ontario Economic Sentiment Turning more Negative, Many Ontarians See Continued Strengthening of Real Estate Markets

January 14, 2016 Toronto, ON – While the economic mood in Ontario has turned negative in the last year, optimism for the real-estate market continues to be strong, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association. Just 48% of Ontarians in November described the state of the economy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2016236 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council Calls for Bank of Canada to Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent until 2017

January 14, 2016 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.50 percent at its next announcement on January 20, 2016, and maintain it at that level for the rest […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2016196 Views

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Coming Infrastructure Boom Requires Discipline in Order to Succeed

“It is critical that governments invest in smart projects and do so using best practices.” January 13, 2016 – Canadian governments need to spend wisely in order to maximize their infrastructure dollars, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Getting More Buildings for our Bucks: Canadian Infrastructure Policy in 2016,” author Benjamin Dachis […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2016189 Views

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Fraser Institute: Income Mobility: The Rich and Poor in Canada

January 7, 2016 One set of government statistics shows that the average incomes of Canadians in the lowest quintile of the distribution, the “poor”, remained constant during the period from 1990 to 2009. Another set of government statistics indicates that, over the same period, the “poor” enjoyed a 180% increase in income. The same two […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2016234 Views

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Ensuring Real Accountability on First Nation Reserves

January 2016 The lack of a legal framework governing essential services on reserves leaves First Nations vulnerable to arbitrary and sudden changes of policies. The Supreme Court recently decided not to hear an appeal in which this lack of a legal framework would have been challenged. The authors explore this problem and argue that there […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2016250 Views

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New study reveals the most and least expensive Canadian cities for child care

December 10, 2015 OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reveals the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study examines median unsubsidized child care fees in Canada’s biggest 27 cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as the different subsidization regimes that reduce […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015209 Views

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Canada’s M&A appetite strongest since 2009: EY survey

(Toronto, 1 December 2015) Nearly three quarters of Canadian executives (73%) have M&A plans for the next year, compared to only 24% in October 2014, according to EY’s latest Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer. This level only slightly trails the US, which has the highest rate among all countries surveyed. For Canada, this is the highest […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2015239 Views

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New data offers comprehensive look at early childhood, education and employment realities in First Nations communities

Wed, November 18, 2015 New survey data released by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) this week provides unprecedented insight into life in First Nations on-reserve and northern communities in Canada. The data represents the first to be released from the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES), a […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 2015325 Views

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Webinars on partnership funding opportunities at SSHRC

In October 2015, SSHRC is offering a webinar to provide information and answer questions about Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions via the webinar interface at any time during the presentations. No registration is required, so you can drop in at any time. Webinar schedule English: […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2015322 Views

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