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Atlantic Canada Prosperity

— Jan 27, 2022
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Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada

Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada is a new study that finds 84 per cent of parents of school-aged children in Canada support standardized testing to understand how their child and their child’s school are performing in reading, writing and mathematics, according to a new Leger poll.

— Dec 15, 2021
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Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2021 Report

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2021 is a new study that finds Canada’s health-care wait times reached 25.6 weeks in 2021—the longest ever recorded—and 175 per cent higher than the 9.3 weeks Canadians waited in 1993, when the Fraser Institute began tracking medical wait times. Before this year, the longest recorded wait time was 22.6 weeks in 2020. Atlantic Canada has the longest wait times in the country this year, and Ontario recorded the shortest wait time, which was still more than four months long.

— Dec 9, 2021
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Returning to Normalcy: Unemployment and Seasonality in Atlantic Canada

Returning to Normalcy: Unemployment and Seasonality in Atlantic Canada is a new study that finds while there have been some improvements in the labour market in the Atlantic provinces, seasonal employment and unemployment remain higher in Atlantic Canada than the national average, and Ottawa’s proposed changes to labour policy could set the region back further.

— Dec 7, 2021
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Generosity in Canada: The 2021 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada: The 2021 Generosity Index finds that the total amount donated to registered charities by Canadians in 2019—just 0.53 per cent of their income—is the second lowest amount since at least 2000. Moreover, the number of Canadians donating to charity—as a percentage of all tax filers—is at the lowest point in the past 20 years.

— Nov 30, 2021
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The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Atlantic Canada

The Implications of an Aging Population for Government Finances in Atlantic Canada is a new study that finds health-care expenditures in the region will increase 4.2 per cent in New Brunswick, 4.7 per cent in Nova Scotia, 5.1 per cent in Newfoundland & Labrador, and 5.6 per cent in Prince Edward Island annually (on average) over the next 20 years. As a result of the region’s changing demographics, none may balance their budget until at least 2040/41 unless changes are made to spending.

— Nov 25, 2021
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2021

The Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey ranks 22 North American jurisdictions (17 states and five provinces and territories) based on policies affecting oil and gas investment. This year, no Canadian jurisdiction made the top ten. Investors flagged uncertainty concerning environmental regulations, regulatory duplication and inconsistencies, and the cost of regulatory compliance as major areas of concern in Canadian jurisdictions compared to US states.

— Oct 28, 2021
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Who Earns the Minimum  Wage in Canada?

Who Earns the Minimum Wage in Canada? is a new study that finds despite misperceptions, raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Canada. That’s because 92.3 per cent of minimum-wage earners in Canada don’t live in low-income families. In fact, the majority of minimum-wage earners in 2019 (the latest year of available data) were teenagers or young adults aged 15-24, many of whom live with their parents or other family members.

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