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Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families

Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families finds that 81 per cent of middle-class families in Canada are paying higher income taxes due to changes made by the federal government. On average, middle-class families with children will pay $840 more in federal income taxes this year.

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Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017 finds that Canada spends more on health care than almost every other comparable country with universal health care, but ranks near the bottom in the number of physicians and acute care beds—and suffers from the longest wait times.

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Ontario Enters Uncharted Waters with a $15 Minimum Wage

Ontario Enters Uncharted Waters with a $15 Minimum Wage finds that raising Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 an hour—a staggering 32 per cent increase over the current minimum wage—will lead to job losses across the province for Ontario’s young and low-skilled workers, especially outside Toronto.

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The Debate about Métis Aboriginal Rights—Demography, Geography, and History

The Debate about Métis Aboriginal Rights—Demography, Geography, and History finds that, due to the ambiguity regarding who is—or isn’t—Métis, and what constitutes Métis land, current negotiations between Ottawa and several Métis associations may create more problems than they will solve.

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Canada’s Past Fiscal Leaders Are Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets

Canada’s Past Fiscal Leaders Are Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets finds that Ontario and Alberta, which once boasted of having strong fiscal records, are now among the country’s most unsuccessful financial managers. And Quebec and Saskatchewan, which have both struggled in the past as weak fiscal performers, are now pursuing policies that are gradually improving the condition of their public finances.

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Education Spending and Public Student Enrolment in Canada, 2017 Edition

Education Spending and Public Student Enrolment in Canada, 2017 finds that per-student spending in public schools increased in every province over the past decade (2004/05 to 2014/15), and across Canada, the average increase was 22.3 per cent (adjusted for inflation). In fact, education spending nationwide increased more than $17 billion, even though public school enrolment declined by 3.0 per cent over the same period.

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Understanding the Increases in Education Spending, 2017 Edition

Understanding the Increases in Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, 2017 finds that public school spending across Canada increased by $17.5 billion over the past decade (2004/05 to 2014/15) and nearly eight out of every 10 dollars of increased funding was spent on teacher and staff compensation, including salaries, benefits and pensions.

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Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States: 2017 Edition

Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2017 finds that, overall, Canadian labour markets are being outperformed by their American counterparts with all but two Canadian provinces—Saskatchewan (15th) and B.C. (17th)—ranked in the bottom half of the 60 jurisdictions on the index.