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Canadian business leadership is critical to reducing the risks of climate and other natural disasters

Toronto, October 7, 2016 — PwC Canada convened today a group of private and public sector leaders to discuss the case for Canadian businesses to take action on reducing and managing the risks of climate and other natural disasters.  Major disasters over the past decade in Canada have been distressing yet important reminders of the direct […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 2016847 Views

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

The objective of this study, carried out in partnership with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, was to explore access to disability supports and links to paid employment.  For the purposes of this study, disability supports consist of two components.  The first stream involves technical aids and equipment, which may be used at […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 2016660 Views

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Salaries, pensions and benefits consumed majority of increased spending on public schools in Canada

October 6, 2016 TORONTO—Nearly 80 per cent of all increases in public school spending in Canada over the past decade went to salaries, pensions and benefits, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Contrary to misperceptions, public education spending has increased dramatically across the country, and it’s […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2016699 Views

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Immigration Will Help Alleviate Canada’s Aging Population Challenges, But Not Solve Them

Ottawa, October 6, 2016—Higher immigration levels can help soften the effects of an aging population on the Canadian economy. However, population growth alone will not completely offset the effects of aging demographics, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report released today. “Immigration provides an important source of labour and helps Canada generate stronger long-term […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2016805 Views

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Employers Increasingly More Flexible When it Comes to Employee Time Off – The Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, October 5, 2016—Today’s workforce is made up of a diverse group of Canadians from multiple generations and life stages. With this in mind, employers are offering a range of paid and unpaid leaves to acknowledge the varied priorities of today’s workers. Many organizations are choosing to top-up parental leaves with additional time off or provide […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 2016783 Views

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CCPA: New study sheds light on most effective approach to basic income

October 5, 2016 OTTAWA—As Canadian governments, including the province of Ontario, move forward with basic income pilot projects, a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) study reveals a federally run negative income tax model is most effective approach. The study simulates eight potential basic income models and concludes that a federal negative income tax which […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 2016968 Views

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Small Banks Losing Market Share, Reform Needed

Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector. October 4, 2016 – Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2016823 Views

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Red tape costs homebuilders twice as much in Toronto than Hamilton

October 4, 2016 TORONTO—The cost of complying with residential development regulations in Toronto is more than twice as expensive than in Hamilton, according to a survey of homebuilders released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The New Homes and Red Tape in Ontario: Residential Land-Use Regulation in the Greater […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2016750 Views

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Canada’s Food Manufacturing Industry to See Record Profits in 2016 – The Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, October 3, 2016—Despite a sluggish Canadian economy, the outlook for Canada’s food manufacturing industry is sunny thanks to the increasing global appetite for Canadian products from the U.S. and other foreign markets. The industry’s pre-tax profits should reach a record $4.3 billion this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 2016925 Views

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Poor government policy, not foreign investors, exacerbating Canada’s house price crisis: MLI report by Sean Speer and Brian Lee Crowley

Government regulations are choking off land supply, making housing an unaffordable dream for many Canadians OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2016 – Housing affordability has become one of the hottest media issues in Canada, as news reports pile up about rising prices in major markets such as Toronto and Vancouver. The trouble is, most of the debate […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 2016815 Views

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