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The Social-Policy-Is-Back Budget

March 2016 The 2016 Budget is full of substantial announcements that will have a positive impact on social well-being.  It stands in stark contrast to the federal Budgets of the last ten years in which the social policy well had been largely dry. March 2016 marked a significant turning point in the country.  Social policy is back!  It […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2016290 Views

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How Cities Can Finance Their Share of Infrastructure Spending – C.D. Howe Institute

“TIF better matches those who benefit from new infrastructure with those who pay for it,” commented Found. March 29, 2016 – Cities across Canada should consider new and innovative approaches to financing their share of infrastructure spending, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Tapping the Land: Tax Increment Financing of Infrastructure,” author […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2016304 Views

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Millennials and technology transforming Canadian retail landscape

Canadian retailers becoming more customer-focused in an effort to retain them Toronto, March 23 — Canadian retailers have fallen behind trying to attract, convert, and retain their customers who are now, more than ever, turning to various platforms such as mobile, online and in-store (omni-channel) shopping experiences. According to PwC’s Total Retail 2016 report released today, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016313 Views

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Health Care (40%), Tax Cuts (34%), Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy (28%), Cutting the Deficit (28%) and Help for the Middle Class (28%) Top Canadians’ Budget Priorities

Slim Majority (56%) Supports Investing in Corporations to Save Jobs, Spending More to Help the Alberta Economy (53%) March 22, 2016 Toronto, ON – Canadians have outlined their priorities for the Liberal government’s inaugural budget, with healthcare, taxes, the deficit and relief for the middle class at the top of the list, according to a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2016362 Views

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State of Relations, March 2016 : Relations, Contact and Perceptions of Religious, Aboriginal and Racial Groups in Canada

State of Relations, March 2016 : Relations, Contact and Perceptions of Religious, Aboriginal and Racial Groups in Canada NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2016346 Views

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TPP undermines Canadian cultural policy and global efforts to promote cultural diversity: study

March 17, 2016 A new study on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) questions why Canada agreed on a weaker approach to protecting culture in the recently concluded 12-country free trade negotiation, and assesses the ways the TPP strays from important international treaties on the promotion of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 18, 2016419 Views

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Canada’s Rising Personal Tax Rates and Falling Tax Competitiveness – Fraser Institute

March 17, 2016 In December 2015, Canada’s new Liberal government introduced changes to Canada’s personal income-tax system. Among the changes for the 2016 tax year, the federal government added a new income-tax bracket, raising the top tax rate from 29% to 33% on incomes over $200,000. This increase in the federal tax rate is layered […]

by pmnationtalk on March 18, 2016328 Views

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TPP will be toothless for environmental protection: study – CCPA

March 16, 2016 OTTAWA—As the debate heats up over whether Canada should ratify the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) highlights the agreement’s serious shortcomings in protecting the environment. “Far from being a milestone for environmental protection, as claimed by the U.S. and Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016383 Views

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Energy Costs and Canadian Households: How Much Are We Spending?

March 15, 2016 Energy is the basis of our modern lives. It fuels our economy, generating the economic production that underpins the high living standards Canadian households have achieved. But energy costs have been rising for Canadians in recent years, potentially placing bur-dens on Canadian families. From 2010 to 2013, electricity prices have risen by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2016492 Views

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Fraser Institute News Release: Government Spending on Aboriginal People up Dramatically Over Decades yet Communities Still Struggle

TORONTO, ON –(March 10, 2016) – Government spending on Canada’s Aboriginal population has risen dramatically — well beyond spending for other Canadians — yet education and employment outcomes in many Aboriginal communities remain dire, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “While some may advocate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2016284 Views

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