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The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2016 edition

April 12, 2016 One measure of the privately borne cost of wait times is the value of time that is lost while waiting for treatment. Valuing only hours lost during the average work week, the estimated cost of waiting for care in Canada for patients who were in the queue in 2015 was almost $1.2 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2016272 Views

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Study: Social determinants of health for the off-reserve First Nations population aged 15 years and older, 2012

April 12, 2016 In 2012, off-reserve First Nations people aged 15 years and older were more likely to report poor health outcomes compared with the total Canadian population. Over 60% of First Nations people reported being diagnosed with at least one chronic condition, compared with 49% of the total Canadian population. About half (49%) of First Nations people rated their […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2016273 Views

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Canada’s Food Services Industry’s Profit Margins Limited by Sluggish Canadian Economy

Ottawa, April 11 2016—As Canadians deal with weaker growth in disposable income and high levels of household debt, Canada’s food service industry is expected to face challenging times in the near term, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Food Services Industry–Winter 2016. “Canadians now carry the highest debt-to-income ratio among G7 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2016312 Views

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Increased Trade With Asia Adding Pressure To Canada’s Transportation Infrastructure

Ottawa, April 7, 2016—The value, volume and share of Canadian exports are on the rise, adding pressure to Canada’s rail and marine transportation infrastructure. According to a new Conference Board of Canada report, rail volumes through 2025 are expected to grow more quickly than they have since 2001. Commodities such as wheat, forest products, and energy […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016295 Views

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Comparing Recent Economic Performance in Canada and the United States: A Provincial and State-Level Analysis

April 7, 2016 Conventional wisdom holds that Canada weathered the global financial crisis and recession better than most industrialized countries, particularly the United States. It is certainly true that overall, Canada has performed better economically than the United States immediately since the 2008-09 recession. For example, from 2010 to 2014 real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016296 Views

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Energy conservation programs in Ontario may cost much more than they’re worth – Fraser Institute

April 5, 2016 Ontario consumers have borne substantial costs for Demand-Side Management (DSM) programs that aim to promote more efficient use of electricity. DSM programs were underway from 1988 until 1996 and then again from 2004 until the present. The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) spent nearly $400 million on conservation programs in 2013 alone. Electric […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 2016268 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Data tables, 2012

April 01, 2016 New data tables are available from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. The 10 tables provide data on education, employment, and Aboriginal languages spoken and understood, by age group, sex and Aboriginal identity. Data are available at the national, provincial–territorial and Inuit region levels. Initial results on education and employment from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey were released in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016416 Views

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Foreign Appetite for Canadian Food Products Supporting Growth in Food Manufacturing Industry

Ottawa, March 31, 2016—Despite weak Canadian consumer spending, the outlook for Canadian food manufacturing remains bright thanks to rising demand from the U.S. and other foreign markets, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Food Manufacturing Industry. Canada’s food manufacturing’s industry is forecast to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2016. “Faced […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016393 Views

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Contraband tobacco an insidious threat to Canadians’ safety: MLI paper by Christian Leuprecht

OTTAWA, March 31, 2016 – Contraband tobacco and cigarettes are more than just a problem of lost revenue for governments – it is a significant enabler of organized crime and terrorism. Security expert Christian Leuprecht gets to the heart of the contraband tobacco problem in a new study for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The paper is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2016415 Views

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The Evidence Is In on Inflation Targeting – C.D. Howe Institute

“…the evidence broadly supports the merits of inflation targeting as a monetary policy tool for central banks that have clear independence.” March 31, 2016 – International evidence shows the wide economic benefits of inflation targeting, says a ground-breaking C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in Inflation Targeting,” author Michael Parkin […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2016312 Views

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