The Atlantic provinces comprise four of the five lowest ranked Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions.
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Higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and soaring electricity costs have made Ontario less attractive for investment.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to up to a four per cent drop in teen employment.
Prime Minister Trudeau earmarked millions of dollars for job-creation efforts.
Bill C-4 will end the requirement of a secret ballot vote for establishing unions and do away with federal financial disclosure rules for unions.
With Canada’s current unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent, there’s more slack in the Canadian labour market than in the U.S.
Recent skills shortages in Western Canada, and a curtailment of the use of temporary foreign workers, make a single national labour market even more important.
The stagnating growth of U.S. merchandise imports from Canada is cause for concern.
The BC Federation of Labour is out in full force with its latest campaign to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 from the current $10.25 per hour.