Canada’s 1% still flying high

While much of the conversation on Canada’s new Census income numbers focuses on the sustained nature of income inequality, little attention has been paid to what’s been happening to the richest 1% compared to the rest of us. This is the first time that a Canadian Census includes information about…
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The case for raising property taxes in Ottawa

Last week the 2017 Ottawa budget season began in earnest with the start of a six-week community consultation process. Much of the consultations will likely be focused on the need for city services. Community organizations are looking for increased funding for social service agencies, and a low-income bus pass in…
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Ontario job market remains on pause

Employment in Canada hit the pause button in April, with job losses in Alberta offset by gains in British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. The unemployment rate remained at 7.1 per cent unchanged from March. Ontario employment remained virtually unchanged, with a loss of about 3,000 jobs. However,…
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