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Let's Tone Down the Hyperbole and Have a Sensible Discussion of Minimum Wage

Last week, I participated in the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council panel discussion asking the question; what is the right minimum wage for Atlantic Canada? Certainly, one way to get to good public policy is asking the right question. 581 more words

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Danielle Smith: Still no common ground on the climate debate

I am beginning to despair that we will ever find common ground between climate change catastrophists and climate change skeptics, especially after these two interviews on Wednesday. 599 more words


From revolving door to revolution in the patch

Originally published in the Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Why are ostensibly environmentally friendly governments, like the federal Liberals and Alberta NDP, still so attached to oil sands extraction, with its disproportionate impact on carbon emissions? 1,421 more words

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Canada's top CEOs will make $50K before noon on Jan. 2: report

If they were to live on the average worker’s pay, Canada’s CEOs could stop working at around 11 a.m. on Jan. 2 and take the rest of the year off. 651 more words


Research group calls for public inquiry into fracking practices in B.C.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is pushing for a public inquiry into fracking operations in B.C.

The call for a formal inquiry comes after a 2013 report emerged showing that the B.C.  334 more words


Anti-poverty groups call for increase to Nova Scotia's income assistance rates

Representatives from 13 community and anti-poverty groups are calling on the Nova Scotia government to immediately increase income assistance rates and to hold a consultation to develop future improvements. 404 more words