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Ontario’s throwback approach is no way to craft policy

Guest Column   |   November 9, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. No one should be surprised Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the upcoming increase in the province’s minimum wage. It was scheduled to jump... read more

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November is Financial Literacy Month: Test Your Capability

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 2, 2018

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The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education is delighted to announce that IG Wealth Management has stepped up to sponsor the Classroom Edition of The Globe and Mail. With help from The Globe, we will be... read more

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Poster: Skills For Achieving Financial Health And Well-Being

Financial Literacy Month   |   November 1, 2018

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Financial Education Has Evolved CFEE has observed the changes in and evolution of financial education over many years now. There has been a continuous escalation in the recognition of the importance of financial capability in... read more

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Want to Be Governor of the Bank of Canada?

Behind the Breaking News   |   October 26, 2018

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Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, recently announced another increase in the overnight interest rate – which is the Bank’s “policy interest rate – or PIR.” That has an impact on other interest... read more

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BoC rate increase piles more pressure on overburdened households

In the News   |   October 25, 2018

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Our strange debt dichotomy: People are stressing like crazy about what they owe, but not seeking help. The pressure on households only gets worse in the near-term outlook. The latest Bank of Canada interest rate... read more

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Ottawa sees increase in personal tax revenue thanks to stronger economy, high-income earners

In the News   |   October 19, 2018

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Personal income tax revenue shot up by nearly $10-billion last year according to a federal government report that attributes the gain to a strengthening economy and the ripple effect of tax changes aimed at raising... read more

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The New USMCA – What It Means and How We Got Here

Behind the Breaking News   |   October 3, 2018

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(Article by Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education) In the beginning … On January 1st, 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement – otherwise known as NAFTA – came into effect. That agreement,... read more

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Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact

In the News   |   October 1, 2018

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Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system... read more

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U.S. warns time is running out for Canada on NAFTA as Trump defends ‘America First’ approach

In the News   |   September 26, 2018

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Canada is “running out of time” to join a revamped North American free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, the top U.S. trade negotiator says. Speaking on Tuesday in New York, U.S. Trade Representative... read more

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No need to ban Huawei in light of Canada’s robust cybersecurity safeguards, top official says

In the News   |   September 24, 2018

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Canada’s top cybersecurity official says Ottawa is confident sufficient safeguards exist to deal with the risks of telecommunications hacking or spying by China, dismissing the need to follow the United States and Australia in barring... read more

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High-income earners paid $4.6-billion less in taxes in 2016 despite higher rate for top 1 per cent

In the News   |   August 27, 2018

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The Liberal government’s tax on Canada’s top 1 per cent failed to produce the promised billions in new revenue in its first year, as high-income earners actually paid $4.6-billion less in federal taxes. The Liberal... read more

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Saudi Arabia assures Canada dispute won’t block oil sales

In the News   |   August 10, 2018

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister says the diplomatic rift with Canada won’t disrupt the kingdom’s oil sales to Canadian customers, an announcement that demonstrates there are limits to the retaliation Riyadh is willing to mete out... read more

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U.S. slams Canada, others in WTO case for retaliating against Trump’s tariffs

In the News   |   July 16, 2018

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The United States has filed complaints against Canada and other countries at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Mr. Trump’s trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, announced five... read more

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Canada’s household debt burden falls to two-year low

In the News   |   June 15, 2018

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Canada’s household debt load took a notable step back from near-record levels in the first quarter of the year, as the trifecta of tougher mortgage rules, rising interest rates and accelerating incomes delivered a dose... read more

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U.S. decision on tariffs heightens tensions ahead of G7 leaders’ summit

In the News   |   June 1, 2018

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Bill Morneau will be expressing Canada’s strong objections to new U.S. tariffs when he meets directly with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during closed-door G7 meetings this week. Canada’s Finance Minister acknowledged the U.S. decision to... read more

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