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Fraser Institute: Rise of protectionism-particularly in the U.S. presidential election-threatens Canadian prosperity

October 18, 2016 VANCOUVER—The emergence of strong opposition to trade in the U.S. presidential election and Europe threatens Canada’s future economic prosperity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “There is growing opposition to the nearly four decades-long consensus regarding the benefits of trade,” said […]

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Despite Lower Prices, LNG Opportunities Are Still Present for Canada’s Gas Extraction Industry – Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, October 13, 2016—Even though liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are expected to remain weak until the end of the decade, demand is anticipated to expand in the long term. With the current liquefaction investment cycle winding down, new projects will be needed in the coming years to meet future demand, according to The Conference […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 2016767 Views

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Austerity not the solution to Nova Scotia’s economic challenges: study – CCPA

October 12, 2016 HALIFAX – The provincial government’s austerity program is misguided and is making the real challenges facing Nova Scotia worse, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS). The study, Growth, Austerity and the Future of Nova Scotian Prosperity, evaluates Nova Scotia’s fiscal situation and finds the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 2016776 Views

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Study reveals 2016 list of best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada

October 13, 2016 OTTAWA—A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) updates the list of the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. Victoria comes out on top for the second year in a row while big gaps in employment and high poverty rates for women put […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 2016765 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to announce support for safe water initiatives

Dryden – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Member of Parliament Robert Nault, are pleased to invite media representatives to attend a tour of the Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence in Dryden, Ontario. Following the tour, Minister Bennett will make an […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 2016844 Views

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Fraser Institute: More than 45,000 Canadians estimated to have left the country for medical care in 2015

October 12, 20106 VANCOUVER—Tens of thousands of Canadians continue to venture abroad for medical care, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, Leaving Canada for Medical Care, 2016, estimates that 45,619 Canadians in 2015 received non-emergency medical treatment outside the country. “A large […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 2016679 Views

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For City-Regions, Cooperation Beats Amalgamation for Better Service Delivery – C. D. Howe Institute

For cities across Canada, amalgamation has produced few economies of scale and greatly undermined local autonomy. October 12, 2016 – For cities across Canada, amalgamation has produced few economies of scale and greatly undermined local autonomy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Thinking Regionally: How to Improve Service Delivery in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 2016829 Views

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Institutional Barriers Holding Back Post-Secondary E–Learning in Canada

Ottawa, October 12, 2016—E-learning has the potential to play an increasingly important role in Canada’s post-secondary system as new technology and student preferences evolve. However, adoption in Canada is being held back by a number of factors, including a lack of institutional support and faculty skepticism, according to a new report from The Conference Board of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 2016909 Views

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CHRA Issues “Housing at A Crossroads: CHRA’s Vision for the Next Generation of Housing Policy In Canada”

October 11, 2016 OTTAWA – The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today issued its response to the federal government’s consultation on a National Housing Strategy launched by Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos in June 2016. Over the summer, CHRA engaged with its members and other housing stakeholders to develop a series […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 2016983 Views

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Canada’s doers, thinkers and deciders gather at Public Policy Forum’s Growth Summit to tackle Canada’s slow-growth economy

Ottawa, ON, October 5, 2016 – Public Policy Forum’s Oct. 12 Growth Summit in Ottawa will feature Canada’s top leaders in government, business and other key sectors, including Finance Minister Bill Morneau and five members of his Advisory Council on Economic Growth. Following the Summit, Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey and chair of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 2016942 Views

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