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Where’s the best place for a woman in Canada? Not Edmonton, study says

OTTAWA – Alberta’s two largest cities are among the worst places for women in Canada, while Quebec City is the best, a new study finds. 488 more words


Paying for tuition especially difficult for Sask students, says report

REGINA – Juggling university while trying to work to pay for tuition can be challenging for students, but a new report finds the struggle is especially high for those in Saskatchewan. 315 more words


Students must work 3 times the hours to pay for skyrocketing tuition

TORONTO – Remember when slinging a few beers on the weekend could cover the cost of university tuition? Not the case anymore.

The average Canadian student now has to work three times the number of hours as their parents did in order to pay for one year of post-secondary education, and the Canadian Federation of Students says this dramatic increase is forcing students to choose between deep debt or an education. 332 more words


New Brunswick for sale: Everything must go!

After reading the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ (CCPA) assertion that, together, the country’s 86 wealthiest residents could buy New Brunswick, lock, stock and barrel, and still have enough in the kitty to pay for a round-trip expedition to Mars, I have but one thing to say to that estimable, left-leaning think tank: Oh, you tease. 681 more words


The Story So Far: Protesters target Marois, PQ; and the rich get really, really richer

Hello and welcome to The Story So Far for Thursday, April 3. Click on the grey icon below to hear the rundown on some of the stories we’re following for you today. 26 more words


Canada's 86 wealthiest people could buy New Brunswick, study says

The 86 wealthiest people in Canada could buy every privately-owned asset in New Brunswick — every car, house and pension fund — and still have about $30-billion left over, David MacDonald figures. 658 more words


Job Prospects Dim for Poised-to-Graduate Youngsters

Youth, they say, is wasted on the young. It’s one of those bitterly uttered comments, no doubt squeezed through the vinegary lips of a member of the older generation. 287 more words