Ethical Consumption [citizen participation]

Friday, February 4th, 2011

January 26, 2011
Martin Turcotte of Statistics Canada explores consumers’ propensity to choose or boycott products based on ethical criteria. The study compares the evolution of citizens’ ethical consumption to other types of political participation and provides information on the persons most likely to base their purchases on ethical considerations…

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Reversal of Fortunes or Continued Success? [children of immigrants]

Friday, February 4th, 2011

January 26, 2011
Aneta Bonikowska and Feng Hou of Statistics Canada have released a report examining the earnings and educational attainment among children of immigrants. The study shows that successive cohorts of childhood immigrants who arrived in Canada during the 1960s through the 1980s had increasingly higher educational attainment than their Canadian-born peers by age 25 to 34…

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Getting It Right from the Start: An Argument for Early Childhood Care

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

November 24, 2010
Government support of early childhood education and care programs for poor and vulnerable children is a worthwhile investment argues a new paper released by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Ian Munro says the evidence is clear that high-quality child care delivers long term sustained value for low income families and for society at large.

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Citizen of One, Citizen of the Whole [eliminating provincial trade barriers]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

July 19, 2010
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a new independent public policy think tank based in Ottawa, has emerged with the mission to enhance the public policy discussion in Canada through non-partisan research. A recent article from the Institute analyzes the benefits of eliminating provincial trade barriers and the implementation of an Economic Charter of Rights for Canadians.

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You [Health Care]

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

June 25, 2010
…there is little information that is publicly available and accessible about the quality of health care patients receive, according to Barrie Hebb of the Atlantic Institute of Market Research. His report seeks to identify gaps between the information that needs to be collected, compiled, and publicly reported, and what is actually available.

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Ontario’s Growing Gap: The Role of Race and Gender

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

June 15, 2010
A new analysis done by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives discusses sexism and racial discrimination in the Ontario labour market. The findings within the report demonstrate a striking difference between racialized and non-racialized Ontarians.

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