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Study: The association between skills and low income, 2012

Lower levels of literacy are associated with a higher likelihood of low income, even after accounting for other factors that are known to increase the incidence of low income. This finding is included in a new article released today, titled “The association between skills and low income.” The article uses data from the first wave […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016386 Views

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Ipsos: Seven in Ten (70%) Canadians Believe Gender Inequality Exists in Canada

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Toronto, ON – In anticipation of International Women’s Day, a new Ipsos poll provided exclusively to Global News in Canada has revealed that seven in ten (70%) Canadians ‘agree’ (21% very much/49% somewhat) that there is ‘currently an inequality between men and women in terms of social, political and/or economic rights’ […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016411 Views

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Set Limits on Queen’s Park’s Power over Electricity Market – C.D. Howe Institute

“It is remarkable that the expenditure of billions of dollars can be made with the stroke of a pen with virtually no oversight.” February 24, 2016 – The government of Ontario should move away from controlling electricity planning, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016441 Views

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Data Rich, Intelligence Poor: Outdated Measures and Infrastructure Hinder Workforce Decision-Making for Some Public Sector Organizations

Ottawa, February 19, 2016—Out-of-date processes and legacy technology are limiting some public sector organizations’ ability to make timely operational decisions about their workforce. Having the right workforce management and analytics technology can help public sector leaders transform their operations and effectively execute corporate strategy. A new Conference Board of Canada report provides a roadmap for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2016402 Views

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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, 2016377 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, 2016481 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, 2016462 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, 2016462 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, 2016369 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, 2016386 Views

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