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Join the Conversation on a Basic Income Guarantee – Northern Policy

September 14, 2016 – Northern Policy Institute is pleased to announce the agenda for the upcoming Basic Income Guarantee Conference October 5-6th in Sudbury, ON. The BIG conference agenda is designed to generate a balanced, inclusive conversation on the idea of a basic income guarantee pilot in Ontario. The day and a half agenda features […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2016655 Views

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Rays of Sunshine on the Horizon for Most Territorial Economies – Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, September 14, 2016—Economic growth in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is expected to improve in 2017. Meanwhile, the economic outlook for Yukon remains bleak. Economic growth is expected to average 1.8 per cent in the three territories between 2016 and 2020, and rise to an average of 3 per cent beyond 2020, according to The Conference Board […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2016560 Views

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In Cochrane District, putting people to work will not be enough

September 13, 2016 – The second installment of the Northern Projections: Human Capital Series, reveals a bright future for the Cochrane District hinges on much more than just a jobs strategy. The new report, a partnership between Northern Policy Institute and the Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards, brings to light several key trends that are […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016680 Views

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Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Specialty Medications Extend Beyond The Workplace

Ottawa, September 12, 2016–The increased use of specialty medications to treat a widening array of chronic conditions has raised concerns for Canadian employers about how to manage the rising costs of employer-sponsored benefits. A new Conference Board of Canada report, however, finds that benefits of specialty medications provided by organizations are real and extend well […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2016582 Views

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The Government of Canada is listening to Indigenous Peoples and the policing community

September 8, 2016 Edmonton, Alberta Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada is committed to the safety and security of Indigenous Peoples and to engaging respectfully with them to make real progress on priority issues, such as community safety and policing. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness officially launched […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016685 Views

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Recent Declines in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Mask Underlying Trends – Conference Board

Ottawa, September 8, 2016—Ahead of a major parliamentary committee report on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) set for release this month, a new report by Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Canada’s foreign worker population. The report, A Primer on Canada’s Foreign Workers, suggests that while […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016664 Views

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Fostering Reconciliation: Investing in Indigenous-Centred Early Childhood Education

September 07, 2016 During The Tragically Hip’s final concert in Kingston last month, lead singer Gord Downie took a moment to reflect on the situation facing many Indigenous peoples in Canada. He emphasized the need to capitalize on the current momentum to take action. During his powerful callout to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2016603 Views

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Sustainable Medicare For All: New MLI video by Brian Lee Crowley

MLI wraps up its video series on how to reform the Canadian health care system OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2016 – Better incentives and less bureaucracy are the key to reforming Canada’s costly and inefficient health-care system, says a new video from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Sustainable Medicare For All, the fourth and final video in MLI’s […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2016712 Views

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As Montreal shows, the NEB alone cannot be Canada’s pipeline solution – Policyschool.ca

Canada is one of the world’s largest hydrocarbon producers and, per capita, one of the world’s most energy- and carbon-intensive economies. Astoundingly, however, not only do we still lack a coherent, viable climate policy, we still lack the ability – even an appropriate forum – to engage in meaningful debate. The National Energy Board on […]

by pmnationtalk on September 2, 2016678 Views

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Economy continuing positive growth, MLI Leading Economic Indicator reveals

The underlying numbers suggest a positive-but-subdued recovery, says LEI author Philip Cross OTTAWA, Sept. 1, 2016 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute composite leading index rose by 0.6 per cent in July, continuing its recovery from three straight declines at the turn of the year and the impact of forest fires in Northern Alberta in May. The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016654 Views

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