Wanted: Big Ideas to Tackle Youth Unemployment

You may not have heard about it because it didn’t receive much media attention, but the Parliamentary Finance Committee has been researching Youth Unemployment. Canada has a youth unemployment problem. The youth unemployment rate at 13.9% in 2013 is more than twice the rate of those above 25, youth employment…
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Leit?o’s Budget: Austerity in All but Name

Both before the budget was tabled and during its presentation, Finance Minister Carlos Leit?o spoke of “rigour” and “responsibility,” but never used the term “austerity.” Yet, this is truly an austerity budget: many government departments will be receiving less next year than they have this year. Here is a summary…
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