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New study finds Canada needs to “step up its game” and develop new training programmes if it is to re-engage effectively in UN peacekeeping

February 2, 2016 OTTAWA— A new report, entitled Unprepared for Peace? The Decline of Canadian Peacekeeping Training (and what to do about it), has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, co-authored by Royal Military College Professor Walter Dorn and University of Ottawa doctoral candidate […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2016850 Views

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Differences in obstetric care among nulliparous First Nations and non–First Nations women in British Columbia, Canada

Background: Canada’s Aboriginal population faces significantly higher rates of stillbirth and neonatal and postnatal death than those seen in the general population. The objective of this study was to compare indicators of obstetric care quality and use of obstetric interventions between First Nations and non-First Nations mothers in British Columbia, Canada. Methods: We linked obstetrical […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20161030 Views

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Canada Could Gain Billions From Improvements in Recognizing Education and Skills

Ottawa, January 26, 2016 – According to a new Conference Board of Canada report, Canadians would earn $13.4 to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized. This is up from the $4.1 to $5.9 billion estimated in our 2001 report. These gains would be realized through better employment of international and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 20161052 Views

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Fraser Institute: Select Cost Sharing in Universal Health Care Countries

January 21, 2016 A prominent feature of Canada’s health care system is the absence of any charge for publicly insured health care services at the point of consumption. This feature is mandated by the Canada Health Act along with a prohibition on extra-billing by health care providers. A strong argument can be made that “first-dollar” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20161011 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute: Rethink Healthcare on Five Areas of National Priority

Canadians spend a lot of money on healthcare and get middling results January 20, 2016 – Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby find that compared to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 20161013 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute: Meet Growing Demand for Elderly Care With “Cash” Voucher and Self-Directed Funding

Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care January 19, 2016 – Canadians would benefit from a new funding model for elder care, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Shifting Towards Autonomy: A Continuing Care Model for Canada,” authors Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby argue that Canadian provinces […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2016953 Views

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Fraser Institute: Media Release; Corporate Tax Hikes Ultimately Reduce the Wages of Canadian Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Jan. 19, 2016) – Increasing corporate tax rates results in lower average wages for workers, finds a new study, released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Corporate income taxes are ultimately paid for by individuals either as workers through lower wages, consumers through higher prices or shareholders through […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20161062 Views

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While Ontario Economic Sentiment Turning more Negative, Many Ontarians See Continued Strengthening of Real Estate Markets

January 14, 2016 Toronto, ON – While the economic mood in Ontario has turned negative in the last year, optimism for the real-estate market continues to be strong, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association. Just 48% of Ontarians in November described the state of the economy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2016832 Views

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C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council Calls for Bank of Canada to Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent until 2017

January 14, 2016 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.50 percent at its next announcement on January 20, 2016, and maintain it at that level for the rest […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20161050 Views

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Coming Infrastructure Boom Requires Discipline in Order to Succeed

“It is critical that governments invest in smart projects and do so using best practices.” January 13, 2016 – Canadian governments need to spend wisely in order to maximize their infrastructure dollars, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Getting More Buildings for our Bucks: Canadian Infrastructure Policy in 2016,” author Benjamin Dachis […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2016817 Views

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