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24 facts for 2024—Canadians should understand impact of government policies

More than 60 per cent of lower-income families now pay higher federal income taxes.

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Alberta should learn from other higher-performing universal health-care systems

The province's average wait time for health care grew from 18.5 weeks in 2008 to 33.5 weeks in 2023.

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Canadian patients face long waits for diagnostic imaging

The median wait in 2023 for an MRI was 12.9 weeks—two weeks longer than last year.

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Ottawa’s new ‘energy efficiency’ regulations will increase home prices in Saskatchewan

In 2022, the province’s population grew by 29,307 people while only 3,479 new homes were built.

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Three ‘hard truths’ about Canada’s trade

Energy alone supplied 27 per cent of Canada’s merchandise exports—and 23 per cent of total exports—last year.

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Charitable giving down in Ontario

Over 10 years, the proportion of Ontarian tax-filers who donated to registered charities dropped from 24.2 per cent to 18.2 per cent.

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Ontario government’s rapid spending growth drives deficits and debt

The province’s $5.6 billion operating deficit is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cost of government debt rising for British Columbians

By 2025/26, the province will spend an estimated $4.1 billion on debt interest—an increase of 53 per cent over three years.

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Ottawa’s new dental care benefit offers lessons for health-care reform

Among universal health-care countries, Canada ranks poorly on several key indictors including number of hospital beds.

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