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Dec 22, 2016
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The year as we saw it: Ten charts that defined Ontario in 2016

Trish Hennessy
Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite
The experts at the CCPA have been tracking economic developments in Ontario throughout the year. Here are 10 charts that helped define the state of income, work, and the role of government in 2016.
Blog
Sep 2, 2015
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Recession is just the tip of Canada's economic iceberg

David Macdonald
Does the fact that we're in recession mean we can finally focus on the non-recovery of the job market or the fact that jobs are far more precarious than they have been in years? Let's hope so.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2015

How Stephen Harper holds his own

However dangerous and twisted the Conservatives have been in government, Stephen Harper has delivered for his supporters. It is what makes him such a serious threat to repeat in government.
Blog
Dec 8, 2014

A tough month for job seekers in Ontario

Kaylie Tiessen
After a gain of 37,000 jobs in October, Ontario posted a loss of 33,900 jobs in November. Unfortunately, 80 per cent of those losses were in full-time work.
Blog
Jul 14, 2014

Dismal job numbers for June

Angella MacEwen
Statistics Canada's release of job numbers for June look truly dismal. Year-over-year, employment rose by only 72,000. That's the lowest year-over-year increase since February 2010.
Blog
Jun 20, 2014
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Wanted: Big ideas to tackle youth unemployment

Kayle Hatt
The Parliamentary Finance Committee has been researching youth unemployment. Missing in their new report are big ideas to actually tackle the problem of youth unemployment.
Blog
Jun 9, 2014
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Latest job numbers show Ontario on unsteady ground

Kaylie Tiessen
New Statistics Canada jobs data shows that much of Ontario remains on the same unsteady ground it was on a year ago. Much of the big-picture data masks a continuing shift in Ontario's labour market.
Blog
May 13, 2014
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Tim Hudak, job-killer

Toby Sanger
Why is Tim Hudak so intent on destroying (public sector) jobs when his whole campaign is built around creating a million jobs?
Blog
May 12, 2014
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Ontario job situation still in need of a helping hand

Kaylie Tiessen
Though the Labour Force Survey could be better, it does tell us something valuable about Ontario's labour market this month: the province's job situation is still in need of a helping hand.

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