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Average Canadian family spending more on taxes than basic necessities, Fraser Institute says

TORONTO — The average Canadian family continues to spend more on taxes than they do on food, shelter and clothing combined, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual study of taxation in Canada. 435 more words

News

Inequality really exists

Re: Income inequality a complex issue, guest column by Jason Clemens and Chris Sarlo, Aug. 10.

The authors of this column find fault with the way inequality has been measured by some economists. 246 more words

Letters

Canada places sixth on global freedom index: study

TORONTO – A new study suggests Canada ranks sixth out of 152 countries when it comes to human freedom while its southern neighbour is 20th. 157 more words

World

Health-care waits cost Canadians $1.2 billion: Frasier Institute study - Local - The Telegram

“The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care 2015 edition” says each of 937,345 patients waiting for surgery last year bore an average personal cost of $1,289 (measured by the value of time lost during the work week).

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New report says pipelines are safer than rail 

CALGARY – TransCanada (TSX:TRP) is pointing to a new study on how pipeline safety stacks up against rail to show why two of its controversial projects should be built. 395 more words

Canada

Inequality may be complex, but that doesn't mean we can't make sense of it

The Fraser Institute has weighed in on the income inequality debate with a report called “Income inequality: measurement sensitivities” that reviews the statistical measurement of income inequality in Canada. 694 more words

Inequality