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Ottawa Overstepping Powers in New Pipeline Reviews – C. D. Howe Institute

February 18, 2016 – Mandating the National Energy Board (NEB) to weigh upstream greenhouse gas emissions in its pipeline approval process could stretch the federal government’s constitutional authority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The National Energy Board’s Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” authors Benjamin Dachis and Grant […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016374 Views

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Canadian companies eager to divest and fund growth through strategic sales

(Toronto, 11 February 2016) Divestments are top of mind in corporate strategies as companies look to extract maximum value from strategic sales, according to EY’s 2016 Corporate Divestment Study, an annual survey of corporate and private equity executives. This is even more top of mind for Canadian companies than their global peers” as 56% of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2016477 Views

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U.S. Economy Finally Going Full Throttle, But Full Benefits to Canadian Industries Not Assured

Ottawa, February 11, 2016–The revival of the U.S. economy offers Canadian industries expanded opportunities for growth in a new trade era, but relatively few Canadian industries are well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities. The commodity supercycle is over and emerging market growth is slowing, while the U.S. economy is finally able to put the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016459 Views

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Working Moms Face High Tax Burden

Secondary earners in low-income families, usually the mother, face punishingly high tax burdens February 11, 2016 – Secondary earners in low-income families, usually the mother, face punishingly high tax burdens, according to the latest report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The High Cost of Getting Ahead: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work Decisions by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016460 Views

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New study finds Canada needs to “step up its game” and develop new training programmes if it is to re-engage effectively in UN peacekeeping

February 2, 2016 OTTAWA— A new report, entitled Unprepared for Peace? The Decline of Canadian Peacekeeping Training (and what to do about it), has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, co-authored by Royal Military College Professor Walter Dorn and University of Ottawa doctoral candidate […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2016365 Views

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Canada Could Gain Billions From Improvements in Recognizing Education and Skills

Ottawa, January 26, 2016 – According to a new Conference Board of Canada report, Canadians would earn $13.4 to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized. This is up from the $4.1 to $5.9 billion estimated in our 2001 report. These gains would be realized through better employment of international and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016382 Views

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Fraser Institute: Select Cost Sharing in Universal Health Care Countries

January 21, 2016 A prominent feature of Canada’s health care system is the absence of any charge for publicly insured health care services at the point of consumption. This feature is mandated by the Canada Health Act along with a prohibition on extra-billing by health care providers. A strong argument can be made that “first-dollar” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2016469 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute: Rethink Healthcare on Five Areas of National Priority

Canadians spend a lot of money on healthcare and get middling results January 20, 2016 – Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby find that compared to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016422 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute: Meet Growing Demand for Elderly Care With “Cash” Voucher and Self-Directed Funding

Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care January 19, 2016 – Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby argue that Canadian provinces […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2016390 Views

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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, 2016406 Views

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