The Taxpayers’ Federation is wrong about SSHRC

Did you hear about the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation’s latest research stunt? Just before Canada Day – a time when high school graduates are touring university campuses around the country – the CTF slapped a graduation cap and gown on their ubiquitous pig mascot and held a press conference denouncing ‘wacky’…
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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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Why the New York Times “richest middle class” title may not be all good news

This morning the New York Times published a study on American income inequality and the middle class which reported that America’s middle class is no longer the ‘world’s richest’ – Canada’s middle class is. Not surprisingly, this sent twitter abuzz. According to the authors, “Middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially…
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