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Atlantic Canada Prosperity

— Nov 17, 2022
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Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada's Premiers, 2022

Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada's Premiers, 2022 is a new study that ranks Canadian premiers (seven current and four former) based on three fiscal policy categories: government spending, taxes, and deficits and debt up to the fiscal year 2021/22. Premiers who managed spending more prudently, balanced the budgets, and or paid down debt ranked higher.

— Nov 3, 2022
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Comparing the Economies of Atlantic Canada and New England

Comparing the Economies of Atlantic Canada and New England finds that, despite many similarities between the two regions, the median employment earnings in New England was $44,236 compared to $29,150 in Atlantic Canada—a difference of $15,086

— Oct 25, 2022
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Atlantic Canada, 2021

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Atlantic Canada, 2021 is a new study that finds even after adjusting for differences such as age, gender, education, tenure, type of work, industry, and occupation, government employees are still paid 11.9 per cent higher wages on average in Atlantic Canada compared to their private sector counterparts, in addition to many non-wage benefits such as Registered Pension Plans, personal leave, and early retirement.

— Oct 6, 2022
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Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, 2022 Edition

Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, 2022 Edition finds that despite common misperceptions, spending on public schools across Canada increased in seven out of 10 provinces between 2012-13 and 2019-20, before COVID-related spending began.

— Sep 28, 2022
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Comparing Provincial Marginal Tax Rates for Middle-Income Earners Across Canada

Comparing Provincial Marginal Tax Rates for Middle Income Earners Across Canada finds that middle-income workers in Atlantic Canada pay much higher provincial personal income tax burdens than Western Canadians earning similar amounts. In fact, whereas Atlantic Canadian workers who earn the national average income ($52,750 in 2022) face provincial personal income tax burdens ranging from $4,463 in New Brunswick to $5,318 in Nova Scotia, workers in Western Canada earning the same amount pay provincial income tax burdens of between $2,353 in British Columbia and $3,914 in Saskatchewan.

— Sep 7, 2022
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What PISA Tell Us about Education in Canada

What International Tests (PISA) Tell Us about Education in Canada finds that despite Canada scoring comparatively well internationally on the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests, Canadian scores in all three subjects—reading, math and science—have significantly declined across the country.

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