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Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada

Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada is a new study that finds 84 per cent of parents of school-aged children in Canada support standardized testing to understand how their child and their child’s school are performing in reading, writing and mathematics, according to a new Leger poll.

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The essay, part of the Essential Women of Liberty series, spotlights Elinor Ostrom, the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.

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Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families since 2015

Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families since 2015 finds that contrary to rhetoric from Ottawa, 86 per cent of middle-class families experienced an increase in their federal personal income tax burden of $800 annually (on average) since 2015.

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The Misery Index Returns

The Misery Index Returns is a new study that finds of the International Monetary Fund’s 35 most advanced economies, Canada has the 6th worst Misery Index score due to the country’s higher inflation rate coupled with higher unemployment.

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Is Climate Catastrophe Really 10 Years Away?

Is Climate Catastrophe Really 10 Years Away? is a new study that finds the increasingly accepted idea that the world has 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change is overstated due to the nature of the models that this assertion is largely based on. In fact, real-world data over the last twenty years has demonstrated the main models being used to forecast the future climate have proven inaccurate and unreliable.

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Worrying Trends in BC’s Testing of Grade 10 Students

Worrying Trends in BC’s Testing of Grade 10 Students finds that in 2019/20 only 40 per cent of Grade 10 students in British Columbia scored proficient or above in numeracy and only 75 per cent scored proficient or above in literacy.

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The Essential Natural Law spotlights the philosophical and scholarly tradition, which began during the era of Plato, was greatly expanded prior to the Enlightenment, and influenced the development of moral, political, legal and economic thought in the Western tradition.

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Uneven Job Creation in Ontario’s Urban Centres from 2008 to 2019

Uneven Job creation in Ontario’s Urban Centres from 2008 to 2019 finds that despite the rate of job creation in the Toronto and Ottawa areas exceeding the national average, most other Ontario cities, towns and rural areas experienced little or no job growth since the 2008/09 recession.