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Spending on public schools up across Canada while student enrolment falls – Fraser Institute

September 1, 2016 TORONTO—Spending on public schools in Canada has increased dramatically over the past decade even as the number of students has declined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “There’s a common misperception, perpetuated by teachers’ unions and activists, that spending on public […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016900 Views

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Supply management pushes up to 190,000 Canadians into poverty

Montreal, August 31, 2016 – With the price of industrial milk set to increase for a second time this year on September 1st as a result of a recent decision by the Canadian Dairy Commission, it is once again the poorest families that will suffer from such a policy, as shown in a Viewpoint published […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2016917 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute: How the Bank of Canada Should Respond to Oil Shocks

The Bank of Canada should use its main forecasting tools more explicitly in explaining its strategy for responding to oil price shocks. The effects of large oil price shocks on the Canadian economy are complex, as is the best response of monetary policy, but getting it wrong can be very costly, according to a new […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2016856 Views

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Fraser Institute: Canada’s first-past-the-post is the most transparent voting system, allows voters to hold governments accountable

August 30, 2016 TORONTO—Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system is simple and transparent and allows voters to hold governments accountable, argues a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “With the ongoing Parliamentary committee investigating alternative voting methods, and in the discussions about electoral reform, the implication is that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2016992 Views

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MLI Impact Report, Q2, 2016

At MLI, our goal is always to influence the development and implementation of sound federal public policy by ensuring decision makers are informed of the best policy options. Measuring our impact is crucial to measuring our success. In the second quarter of 2016, from April 1 to June 30, MLI’s impact was felt particularly in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016897 Views

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Early interventions require a new means of social investment – Troy Media

Economists recognize that investing in human beings produces a positive return on investment WINNIPEG, Man. Aug.16, 2016 – Investing in social conditions and, as a consequence, improves people’s lives. That’s fairly obvious. What hasn’t always been as obvious, however, is that such social spending doesn’t tend to come at the cost of economic growth. There […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2016618 Views

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CCPA: TPP poses unnecessary risks to Canada’s postal services: report

August 11, 2016 Ottawa—A new assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by two legal experts finds that the trade agreement’s provisions related to mail delivery and courier services pose a threat to how Canada Post functions today and restrict how the Crown corporation might be reformed or the services it provides expanded in the future. Signed, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2016786 Views

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IEDM: After doubling its debt per capita, is Ontario the new Quebec?

Montreal, August 11, 2016 – Whereas the Quebec government has finally started to put some semblance of order in its public finances, Ontario has been following the old Quebec model for over a decade, leaving its population poorer in the process, as shown by official statistics presented in a publication released today by the MEI. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2016881 Views

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Fraser Institute: Ontario could boost struggling manufacturing sector by following Michigan’s example

August 11, 2016 TORONTO — To revive Ontario’s battered manufacturing sector, policymakers could learn a lesson from Michigan where manufacturing employment and output have rebounded strongly following the recession eight years ago, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Michigan and Ontario have a lot […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2016860 Views

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The School of Public Policy 2015-2016 Annual Report

MISSION Our mission is to get public policy right. This means strengthening Canada’s public service and bridging the gap between business, government and academia. These are the keys to unleashing Canada’s full economic potential. The School of Public Policy provides a practical, global and focused perspective on public policy analysis and practice in three areas: […]

by pnationtalk on July 26, 2016764 Views

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