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The notion that women face wage discrimination of anything approaching the magnitude of 30-cents-on-the-dollar (tantamount to a 30 per cent wage gap) has been widely discredited.

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With independent school enrolment rising even as the school-age population shrinks, the share of students enrolled in independent schools is growing all across the country.

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U.S. President Calvin Coolidge said in 1925 that “The chief business of the American people is business,” a line often mis-quoted as “The business of America is business.” No Canadian prime minister has ever dared be so pro-business.

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Forecasting oil prices is fraught with difficulty, so it's imperative that the government use the most reliable and up-to-date estimates available.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.

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While the headlines on Alberta’s recent budget focused on the planned $6.1 billion deficit this year, the reality is that the true deficit will be even larger.
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Authors Fink and Cranor consistently find ways to take the most ordinary parts of our lives, crack them open, and find the weirdness within.

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In addition to spending increases, the Notley government is proposing new tax increases on top of the hikes to personal and corporate income taxes that have already come into effect. 

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More than six years after the recession of 2008-09, eight out of 10 provinces (including Alberta, which released its budget yesterday) are currently in deficit, and the newly formed federal government has committed to falling back into deficit.

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Today's Alberta budget forecasts a $6.1 billion deficit for this fiscal year, and the province is on track to record 10 budget deficits in 11 years.