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2014-05-29 16:24:29

TORONTO, May 29(th), 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on June 4, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the fall of this year, but called for a target of 1.25 by June 2015. The MPC provides an...

2014-05-27 12:27:38

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite having more family physicians per capita than many other jurisdictions, Quebec lags Ontario and Western Europe when it comes to access to primary care, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The Case of the Vanishing Quebec Physicians: How to Improve Access to Care," author Claude E. Forget, former Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, calls for primary care reforms that focus on providing more care in communities and...

2014-05-14 12:27:47

TORONTO, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Current immigration policies overlook the unique challenges faced by immigrant children, resulting in higher dropout rates for those arriving in Canada as teenagers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Don't Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrant's Children," authors Colin Busby and Miles Corak assert that various government policies do not take children's prospects into account, including the Temporary Foreign Workers...

2014-05-06 12:26:11

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumers should blame government policy, not retail price gouging for large Canada-US price gaps, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential," author Nicholas Li finds that rising wholesale price gaps over the 2004-2007 period reflect ill-advised Canadian government regulations, such as high tariffs as well as supply management. "In 2004, if a resident of British Columbia went to...

2014-04-30 12:26:28

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urgent action by the federal government is required to address the persistently low high-school completion rates among young First nation adults living on-reserve, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Are We Making Progress? New Evidence on Aboriginal Education Outcomes in Provincial and Reserve Schools," author John Richards concludes that on-reserve education is in crisis. According to recently released 2011 census results, 58...

2014-04-24 12:25:53

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program between 2002 and 2012, which made it easier to hire foreign workers, accelerated the rise in unemployment in Alberta and British Columbia, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Are They Really Filling Labour Shortages?", author Dominique M. Gross finds that easier access to foreign labour can generate undesirable incentives on the part of...

2014-04-16 12:25:38

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - "Government-to-government" relations, underpinned by high-level Canadian representation in foreign nations, such as an embassy, significantly boost the level of Canadian exports to those countries, according to a new C. D. Howe Institute report. In the study, entitled "The Impact of Diplomatic Representation Abroad on Canada's Exports," author Dan Ciuriak provides new insights into where, why and how economic diplomacy works best, and shows that an...

2014-04-10 16:22:23

TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on April 16, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the fall of this year, but called for a target of 1.25 by April 2015. The MPC provides an...

2014-04-09 12:26:07

TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Ottawa's unfunded liabilities for employee pension plans rose to $272 billion in 2013, far larger than reported, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute study. In "Ottawa's Hidden Deficit: The Widening Gap between Federal Government Pension Liabilities and Assets," authors William B.P. Robson and Alex Laurin find the value of federal employee pension promises is much larger than shown on the books, and still growing. "Using an economically...

2014-04-02 12:25:49

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Federal public servants have pension guarantees in their defined-benefit pension plans that are mispriced, causing Ottawa to seriously underestimate the cost of the pension plans and the total compensation of its employees, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Evaluating Public-Sector Pensions: Are Federal Public Servants Overpaid?" respected pension expert Malcolm Hamilton says this advantageous situation for members...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.