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Atlantic Canada Prosperity

— Jul 21, 2022
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Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity

Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity is a new study that finds business investment in the three maritime provinces has been below the average for the rest of Canada since at least 1990, and that has contributed significantly to the region’s slow economic growth and lower living standard.

— Jun 30, 2022
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The State of Markets in Atlantic Canada

The State of Markets in Atlantic Canada is a new study that finds private markets in the Maritimes generally underperformed those in the rest of Canada, with Nova Scotia ranking last among all provinces for private sector investment in 2019 (the most recent year of available data prior to the COVID-19 pandemic), and New Brunswick ranking 8th.

— Jun 15, 2022
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This year, Tax Freedom Day is Wednesday, June 15. If you had to pay all your federal, provincial and municipal taxes up front, you would give government every dollar you earned from January 1st to Tax Freedom Day, when Canadians finally start working for themselves. In 2022, the average Canadian family (with two or more people) will pay 45.2 per cent of its annual income in taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes, health taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, fuel taxes, carbon taxes and more.

— Jun 2, 2022
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Catching Up and Falling Behind: The Five Economic Eras of Atlantic Canada, 1961–2019

Catching Up and Falling Behind: The Five Economic Eras of Atlantic Canada, 1961–2019 is a new study that tracks the economic performance of the region through the years compared to the rest of Canada. It finds that incomes (measured in per person GDP) in the Maritime provinces, which had been catching up to incomes in the rest of the country, began to fall again in 2010, dropping from $7,907 lower than the rest of Canada (excluding Alberta) in 2010 to $11,034 lower in 2019.

— Apr 12, 2022
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2021

Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2021 ranks 77 jurisdictions worldwide, including Canadian provinces, on their attractiveness to investors based on responses from mining executives from around the world, and finds that Saskatchewan remains Canada’s top-rated jurisdiction for mining investment, and is the second most attractive worldwide.

— Mar 24, 2022
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High Tax Rates on Top Earners in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

High Tax Rates on Top Earners in Atlantic Canada and Quebec is a new study that finds Atlantic Canada and Quebec have some of the highest personal income tax rates nationwide on individuals and households that earn $100,000 or more a year, but also have the lowest percentages of tax filers with over $100,000 of income. By comparison, Ontario and western Canadian provinces have lower tax rates on high-income earners, and also a higher share of tax filers that earn more than $100,000 annually.

— Mar 17, 2022
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The Size of Government in Canada in 2019

The Size of Government in Canada in 2019 is a new study that finds the size of government across Canada was on the rise even before the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. In fact, relative to the size of the provincial economies, the size of government increased in all but two provinces over the 2007 to 2019 period.

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