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Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools 2020

The Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools ranks more than 3,000 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent schools) based on nine academic indicators from results of annual provincewide reading, writing and math tests.

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The Essential John Locke (by Eric Mack, professor emeritus of philosophy at Tulane University) and its accompanying website and animated videos provide an overview of the key ideas of John Locke, an English philosopher commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism” whose pioneering ideas about equality, individual rights and the role of the state helped lay the foundation for modern societies.

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Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada

Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada finds that the federal government's plan to legislate a recent United Nations declaration on Indigenous people conflicts with Canadian constitutional law and will likely cause legal chaos.

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Women's Economic Rights—What's Changed and Why Does It Matter? is a new study that highlights how women benefit when they enjoy the same economic rights as men, and tracks changes in economic freedom for women around the world from 2016 to 2018, the most recent year of comparable data. During that time, 83 countries improved women’s economic rights, while 54 countries imposed greater restrictions on women’s economic freedom.

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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec, 2020

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec finds that public-sector employees in the Quebec—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 9.2 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more personal leave and greater job security.

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The Budget That Changed Canada: Essays on the 25th Anniversary of the 1995 Budget is a new book of collected essays celebrating Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin’s historic federal budget that tackled head-on the pressing fiscal challenges facing the nation following nearly 30 years of deficits and mounting debt. The 1995 budget, which reduced program spending and led to balanced budgets, shrinking debt and eventually broad-based tax relief, laid the foundation for more than a decade of economic prosperity and is one of the main reasons Canada weathered the 2009 global recession better than most other industrialized countries.