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CCPA – Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt Canadian auto industry: study

July 7, 2016 OTTAWA – As global debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intensifies, a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds the agreement will negatively impact the Canadian automotive industry, undermining the competitiveness of assembly and small and medium-sized auto parts plants. “TPP will be a game changer for the global […]

by aanationtalk on July 7, 2016626 Views

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Current Food Policies not cutting it when it comes to Canada’s Remote North Communities

June 23, 2016 – Food security and access to healthy, reasonably priced food is of paramount concern for remote First Nations communities in Northern Canada. News reports from this past year showing how changing climates are negatively impacting the length of ice road seasons, only highlight the urgency of addressing this problem with long-term and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2016753 Views

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Long-Term Commitment for Long-Term Care – Caledon Institute

Sherri Torjman, June 2016 This commentary is a contribution to the publication Healthcare Papers 15.4 edited by Adalsteinn Brown at the University of Toronto and published by Longwoods Publishing Corporation. The current issue focuses on various options for funding long-term care. The lead essay, written by Owen Adams at the Canadian Medical Association and Toronto-based […]

by pnationtalk on June 14, 2016668 Views

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CCPA: Buy-out is the only option for P3 schools in Nova Scotia, says think tank

June 14, 2016 HALIFAX – The P3 schools program in Nova Scotia was a failure that cost Nova Scotians tens of millions more than the traditional procurement system, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS). The study evaluates the province’s P3 schools program and finds there was a […]

by pnationtalk on June 14, 2016779 Views

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CCPA: TPP delivers unjustified benefits to foreign investors at public expense: study

June 14, 2016 OTTAWA—The expanded rights granted to foreign investors in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) carry major risks for voters and taxpayers in TPP countries, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study, by international investment treaty expert Gus Van Harten, examines the special privileges given to foreign investors […]

by pnationtalk on June 14, 2016654 Views

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The Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do? – Caledon Institute

Donna E. Wood and Brigid Hayes, June 2016 From 2008 until 2014, the federal government transferred funds through the Labour Market Agreements to the provinces and territories to support labour market programs and employment services for disadvantaged Canadians.  In 2013, Ottawa unilaterally cancelled the Labour Market Agreements and replaced them (except in Québec) with Canada […]

by pnationtalk on June 13, 2016796 Views

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Canada is adjusting to the end of the commodities boom, but new policies are needed to boost productivity and reduce financial stability risks

The Canadian economy is adjusting to the fall in commodity prices, but additional policies are needed to boost productivity, reduce financial stability risks and make future growth stronger, greener and more inclusive, according to a new OECD report. The latest Economic Survey of Canada, presented today in Montreal by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, […]

by pnationtalk on June 13, 2016747 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Crocker to Make Presentation to Ministerial Advisory Panel on LIFO Policy

June 9, 2016 The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, will deliver an additional presentation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the Ministerial Advisory Panel carrying out the external review of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern Shrimp fishery. Minister Crocker will be making this presentation on […]

by pnationtalk on June 9, 2016589 Views

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Media Advisory: Public Consultation on Last In, First Out Policy for Northern Shrimp

June 9, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Ministerial Advisory Panel is holding a public consultation meeting in Halifax to gather public opinion on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern shrimp fishery. Date: June 10, 2016 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 1496 Hollis St. […]

by pnationtalk on June 9, 2016363 Views

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The Caledon Institute of Social Policy Announcements

The Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do? Donna E. Wood and Brigid Hayes, June 2016 From 2008 until 2014, the federal government transferred funds through the Labour Market Agreements to the provinces and territories to support labour market programs and employment services for disadvantaged Canadians. In 2013, Ottawa unilaterally cancelled the Labour Market […]

by aanationtalk on June 3, 2016537 Views

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