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10:33AM
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British Columbia faces several daunting fiscal challenges

Payroll costs across the provincial government sector are poised to increase sharply.


11:01AM
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Government revenue during COVID—expected massive collapse never happened

In 2021/22, federal personal income tax revenue grew by 6.2 per cent.


12:06PM
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Canada Child Benefit favours middle- and upper-income Canadians

Under the CCB, the share of total child benefit spending for families with incomes under $60,000 declined from 42.9 per cent to 29.7 per cent.


11:00AM
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Employment levels during COVID—some provinces fared better than others

B.C., Nova Scotia and Alberta experienced the strongest employment rebounds during the pandemic.


12:21PM
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Public and private sector—a tale of two recoveries

Between February 2020 and July 2022, public-sector employment increased by 366,800 jobs compared to 56,100 jobs in the private sector.


9:01AM
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Some provinces weathered COVID economic storm better than others

Canada's real GDP declined by 11 per cent in the second quarter of 2020.


11:57AM
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Shutting down Line 5—bad for both sides of the border

The pipeline carries 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids per day to Ontario’s four operating refineries in Sarnia.


8:00AM
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Ford government continues Wynne-like debt levels

Between 2018 and 2024, the Ford government will increase debt by a forecasted average of $20.7 billion annually.


4:00AM
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A closer look at Canada’s changing labour market

The national employment rate in 2022 was 0.2 percentage points below the rate in 2019.


9:10AM
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Transport top spending category for GTHA municipalities

In the region, on a per-person basis, Toronto spent the least on waste disposal, sewer systems and other environmental infrastructure.


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