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The Daily Friday, December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2019 National wealth, the value of non-financial assets in the Canadian economy, decreased 0.2% to $11,783.3 billion in the third quarter due to an 8.4% decline in the value of natural resources, as energy prices and the value of timber dropped. Continue reading […]

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The Daily Thursday, December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019 Canada’s international investment position, third quarter 2019 Canada’s net foreign asset position increased by $30.6 billion to reach $839.1 billion at the end of the third quarter. The increase was mainly due to higher equity prices. Continue reading Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2018 Police-reported family violence against seniors increased […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201915 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019 Industrial capacity utilization rates, third quarter 2019 Canadian industries operated at 81.7% of their production capacity in the third quarter, down from 83.3% in the previous quarter. Continue reading Study: The retail cannabis market in Canada: A portrait of the first year In the year following the legalization of non-medical cannabis in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201918 Views

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AgraFlora Organics Awarded Health Canada Research License at GMP-Certified Toronto, Ontario Bottling Facility and Increases Convertible Debenture Offering

Vancouver British Columbia / December 10th 2019 – AgraFlora Organics International Inc.  (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (Frankfurt: PU31) (OTCPK: AGFAF) a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company is pleased to announce the Company’s subsidiary Potluck Potions and Edibles Inc. has been awarded a cannabis research licence (the “Research License”) from Health Canada under the Cannabis […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201919 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective A higher proportion of Canadian students report being aware of environmental issues compared with the average of students in all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Continue reading Study: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous people in Canadian cities A growing number of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201930 Views

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The Daily Monday, December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019 Building permits, October 2019 The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October. Declines were reported in five provinces, with the largest decrease in British Columbia (-21.2% to $1.3 billion). Continue reading Study: Trade in goods by exporter and importer characteristics, by census metropolitan […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201928 Views

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The Daily Friday, December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 Labour Force Survey, November 2019 After holding steady in October, employment fell by 71,000 (-0.4%) in November. The unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%. Continue reading Production of principal field crops, November 2019 Canadian farmers reported producing more wheat, barley and oats in 2019, while canola, corn for grain […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201916 Views

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David McLaren – President of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA)

NationTalk speaks with David McLaren – President of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA). David speaks about expanding health management capacity for First Nations organizations in Canada. He also provides updates on FNHMA as well as comments on present-future focused policy for healthier Indigenous outcomes. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201978 Views

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The Daily Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 4, 2019 Labour market outcomes for college and university graduates, 2010 to 2015 From 2010 to 2015, over 1.3 million students graduated with a postsecondary degree in Canada and entered the workforce. Their earnings outcomes in the following years were closely related to their field of study, the degree they obtained, the age at […]

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The Daily Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Labour market outcomes for college and university graduates, 2010 to 2015 From 2010 to 2015, over 1.3 million students graduated with a postsecondary degree in Canada and entered the workforce. Their earnings outcomes in the following years were closely related to their field of study, the degree they obtained, the age at which they graduated […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201936 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 3, 2019 Study: The dynamics of disability: Progressive, recurrent or fluctuating limitations The conventional view of disability is a limitation that remains more or less permanent and unchanged over time. However, many disabilities may not follow this relatively stable pattern. In fact, of the 6.2 million Canadians adults with disabilities in 2017, 3.8 million […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201925 Views

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The Daily Monday, December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019 Infographic: Commuting in Canada’s three largest cities, 2016 Commuting is a fact of life for many Canadians. Commuting to work not only affects people’s daily lives, but also affects the environment and city infrastructure. Continue reading Quarterly capital spending: Oil and gas industries, third quarter 2019 Capital expenditures in the oil and […]

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Canada Battles First Nations Kids in Foster Care

Credit: Pam Palmater In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) headed by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, filed a discrimination complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has found Canada guilty of racial discrimination against First Nations children in foster care for underfunding their services compared […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201978 Views

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The Daily Friday, November 29, 2019

Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, third quarter 2019 Real gross domestic product grew 0.3%, following a 0.9% increase in the second quarter. Third quarter growth was led by higher business investment and increased household spending, boosting final domestic demand by 0.8%. Continue reading Gross domestic product by industry, September 2019 Real gross domestic product […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201929 Views

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The Daily Thursday, November 28, 2019

November 28, 2019 Canada’s balance of international payments, third quarter 2019 Canada’s current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) widened by $3.1 billion to $9.9 billion in the third quarter, following a reduction of $10.1 billion in the second quarter. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), transactions in the form of currency […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201933 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 Homicide in Canada, 2018 Nationally, police reported 651 homicides in 2018, 15 fewer victims than the previous year. Continue reading Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs: Child and spousal support, 2017/2018 New data tables on total payment collection rates for fiscal year 2017/2018 are now available online. Continue reading Canadian Classification of Functions […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201931 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 Quarterly financial statistics for enterprises, third quarter 2019 Canadian corporate operating profits continued to grow in the third quarter, albeit at a slower pace. Corporate profits edged up 0.4% to $108.6 billion from the second quarter. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, operating profit decreased 5.4%. Continue reading Farm income, 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201934 Views

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The Daily Monday, November 25, 2019

Wholesale trade, September 2019 Wholesale trade rose 1.0% to $65.1 billion in September, almost entirely offsetting the 1.2% decline in August. Sales were up in five of seven subsectors, representing 82% of total wholesale sales. Continue reading Number and salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities (final), 2018/2019 There are increasing numbers of women […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201926 Views

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Cora McGuire Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Cora McGuire Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA).  Cora lives in Thunder Bay but her work as ED of ONWA, a province wide organization, has her travelling to work with different levels of government, and developing relationships and partnerships in communities.  Her work is also international in scope.  For example, presenting […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2019194 Views

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The Daily Friday, November 22, 2019

Retail trade, September 2019 Retail sales decreased for the first time in three months, edging down 0.1% to $51.6 billion in September. The decline came from lower sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations. Excluding these two subsectors, retail sales rose 0.7%. Continue reading Investment in building construction, September 2019 Total investment […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201937 Views

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Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Customer Officer, Telus

NationTalk speaks with Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Customer Officer of Telus. He talks about his keynote address in connecting urban and rural and Indigenous communities by bringing high-speed internet to all Canadians. This is a high-priority infrastructure issue for governments across the country. Having access to this must-have service means communities can boost […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 2019123 Views

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The Daily Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019 Employment Insurance, September 2019 In September, 445,600 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, down 5,600 (-1.2%) from August. There were notable decreases in five provinces, particularly in Alberta and British Columbia. At the same time, there were more EI beneficiaries in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Continue reading Aquaculture, 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201929 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 Consumer Price Index, October 2019 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.9% on a year-over-year basis in October, matching the increase in August and in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.3% in October. Continue reading Consolidated Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2018 The consolidated Canadian general government—federal, provincial–territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201930 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, September 2019 Manufacturing sales edged down 0.2% in September to $57.4 billion, following a 0.8% increase in August. Continue reading Stock and consumption of fixed capital, 2018 The volume of Canada’s non-residential and residential net capital stock increased 1.9% in 2018. Continue reading Experimental monthly estimates of international […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201924 Views

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School-based child care comes to New Denver

Nov. 15, 2019 NEW DENVER – The morning routine will soon be a little easier for families in the New Denver area as more than 40 new child care spaces are set to open in September 2020 at the local K-12 school. The spaces mean parents will have quality, full-time licensed child care available in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201929 Views

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The Daily Friday, November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019 Canada’s international transactions in securities, September 2019 Foreign investors acquired $4.8 billion of Canadian securities in September, all corporate securities. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $2.4 billion, led by a divestment in US instruments. Continue reading Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201932 Views

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The Daily Thursday, November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019 Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2018 In 2018, about 1.1 million Canadians were unemployed at some point in the year. Of these, 63.9% (709,000) had contributed to the Employment Insurance program. Continue reading New Housing Price Index, September 2019 New house prices were up 0.2% nationally in September—the largest increase in two years. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201943 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019 Retail Commodity Survey, August 2019 Monthly data from the Retail Commodity Survey are now available for August. The survey collects detailed information about retail commodity sales in Canada to produce estimates of the distribution of sales of various commodities at the national level. Continue reading Leading indicator of cross-border traveller volume, October […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201939 Views

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The Daily Friday, November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 Labour Force Survey, October 2019 Following two consecutive months of growth, employment held steady in October. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%. Continue reading Estimates of inter-jurisdictional employment in Canada by province and territory, 2016 Updated estimates for inter-jurisdictional employees in Canada for each jurisdiction, disaggregated by total count, T4 earnings, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201936 Views

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The Daily Thursday, November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019 Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2018 Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose in all provinces and territories except Newfoundland and Labrador. Nationally, real GDP grew 2.0%, after increasing 3.2% in 2017. Continue reading Supply and use tables, 2016 In 2016, the total value of the supply of all goods and services in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201937 Views

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Dr. Anna Banerji – Pediatric Infectious, Tropical Disease Specialist

NationTalk speaks with Dr. Anna Banerji, a pediatric infectious, tropical disease specialist who has trained in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Harvard University. She has been studying lower respiratory tract infections in Inuit children for almost 25 years. She talks about the works involved and how the petition started.   High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2019326 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019 Canada’s population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2019 Estimates of the number of census families for Canada, the provinces and territories, as of July 1, 2019, are now available. These estimates are broken down by family structure (couple or lone-parent). Revised estimates as of July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201936 Views

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Historic Indigenous rights bill tabled in B.C.

Credit: CBC News  A historic Indigenous rights bill has been tabled in B.C. If passed, the province would be the first in Canada to legally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 2019111 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019 Canadian international merchandise trade, September 2019 Canada’s imports fell 1.7% in September, while exports declined 1.3%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.2 billion in August to $978 million in September. Continue reading Asphalt roofing material, September 2019 Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 2.5 million metric […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201934 Views

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Canadian Utilities Limited Appoints New Director

CALGARY, Alberta – Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU, CU.X) Nancy C. Southern, Chair of the Board of Canadian Utilities Limited (the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Pourbaix to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective November 1, 2019. Mr. Pourbaix is President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201929 Views

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The Daily Monday, November 4, 2019

Energy statistics, August 2019 In August, energy production in Canada declined in several sectors, compared with the same month in 2018. Continue reading Sawmills, August 2019 Lumber production increased 3.0% from July to 4 628.8 thousand cubic metres in August. Production was 15.8% lower than in August 2018. Continue reading Recent developments in the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201928 Views

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The Daily Friday, November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019 Study: A profile of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Canada, 2015 to 2017 Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) are more likely to report poor or fair physical and mental health than their non-NEET counterparts of the same gender, age and educational attainment. These are among […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201938 Views

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The Daily Thursday, October 31, 2019

October 30, 2019 National Cannabis Survey, third quarter 2019 Canadians aged 65 and older are less likely to consume cannabis than younger Canadians; among those who do, they are more likely to have purchased their cannabis exclusively from a legal source and generally more likely to consume for medical reasons. Continue reading Canadian Housing Statistics […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201933 Views

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

NationTalk interviews Dr. Suzanne Stewart, a director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto. She talks about a brief history of the institute. She also talks about the opportunies for research and education to make a large impact in closing the gap in Indigenous health […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2019218 Views

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A message from President McCallum on the Alberta-Saskatchewan Métis Land Claim

To all members of the Provincial Métis Council: When I was elected as President in May 2017, we assumed office as the leaders of a Nation. You are all aware of the facts that lead to the state of the Nation. As a result of governance challenges our funding was cut. We were forced to […]

by aanationtalk on October 30, 201960 Views

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Mary Ann Grainger – Toronto Sculptor and Mixed Media Artist

Release Date: October 31, 2019 Toronto sculptor and mixed media artist Mary Ann Grainger was outraged by the Governments’ treatment of Indigenous peoples as revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. But in it, she found hope in the call to all Canadians to perform personal acts of reconciliation to help heal the wounds […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019287 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019 National Cannabis Survey, third quarter 2019 Canadians aged 65 and older are less likely to consume cannabis than younger Canadians; among those who do, they are more likely to have purchased their cannabis exclusively from a legal source and generally more likely to consume for medical reasons. Continue reading Canadian Housing Statistics […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201938 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 Canadian Internet Use Survey In 2018, the share of Canadians aged 15 and older who used the Internet was 91%, with more seniors reporting Internet use (71%). Continue reading Energy consumption by the manufacturing sector, 2018 The manufacturing sector consumed 2 209 petajoules of energy as part of the production process in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201937 Views

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The Daily Monday, October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 Survey of Non-Bank Mortgage Lenders, first quarter 2019 The total number of outstanding residential mortgages from non-bank lenders at the end of the first quarter of 2019 was 1.7 million, at a total value of $324.9 billion. The average value of those mortgages was $188,820. Continue reading Dairy statistics, August 2019 The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201951 Views

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The Daily Friday, October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, second quarter 2019 The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index increased 0.6% in the second quarter, following a 0.1% rise in the first quarter. Continue reading Computers, peripherals and software price indexes, September 2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201943 Views

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Young Indigenous singer takes the stage at climate change rally in Edmonton | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Greta Thunberg is in Edmonton Friday to talk about climate change. Before she took to the stage, Indigenous leaders, Elders and singers opened the ceremony, including this young person.

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019175 Views

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The Daily Thursday, October 24, 2019

Employment Insurance, August 2019 In August, 453,200 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, virtually unchanged from the previous month. There were increases in Quebec (+2.8%) and Prince Edward Island (+1.6%), while there was a decrease in Ontario (-1.4%). Continue reading Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2017/2018 Over 5.6 million students in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201948 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 Wholesale trade, August 2019 Wholesale sales were down 1.2% to $64.3 billion in August, largely offsetting the 1.4% gain in July. Declines were recorded in five of seven subsectors, representing 85% of wholesale sales. Continue reading Canada’s international trade in services, 2018 Canada’s deficit on international transactions in services contracted by $1.8 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201931 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019 Retail trade, August 2019 Sales in the retail trade sector edged down 0.1% in August to $51.5 billion. Sales were down in six subsectors, representing 51% of retail trade. Continue reading Travel between Canada and other countries, August 2019 Travel by US residents to Canada was 1.9% higher than in August 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201931 Views

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The Daily Monday, October 21, 2019

October 18, 2019 Student pathways through postsecondary education in Canada, 2010 to 2015 Every year from 2010 to 2015, more than 320,000 students enrolled in a postsecondary program in Canada. While most of these students successfully completed their studies and earned a certificate, diploma, or degree, others dropped out or switched programs along the way. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201932 Views

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