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— Jan 16, 2018
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Why the Unemployment Rate is No Longer a Reliable Gauge of Labour Market Performance

Why the Unemployment Rate is No Longer a Reliable Gauge of Labour Market Performance finds that, as Canada’s population ages and more and more Canadians retire and exit the workforce, the employment rate is more reflective of Canada’s labour market. Despite a drop in the unemployment rate from 2008 to 2017, due in part to the shifting demographics, the employment rate also fell from during the same time from 63.4 per cent to 61.6 per cent, indicating declining employment levels.

— Jan 12, 2018
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The Wynne government increased Ontario’s minimum wage sharply by 21 per cent.
— Dec 12, 2017
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Only surprises have real effects, Friedman argued, but their effects last only until people realize what’s going on.

— Nov 28, 2017
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Other regions created new jobs on net, but those were almost entirely offset by other regions shedding jobs.

— Nov 23, 2017
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Job-creation in London, Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay was negative.

— Sep 11, 2017
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Ontario’s net debt will rise to a projected $336 billion.