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  Figure 1. Labour share of income in Canada, total employment and private secto
| March 5, 2014
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A number is never just a number: Tax cuts 101

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70 years

The last time Canadian federal tax revenues have been this low (as a share of the economy). (Source)

29%

Top federal personal income tax rate for anyone earning from $136,270 to you name it. In 1981, the rate for anyone earning $119,000 or more (1981 dollars) was 43 per cent. (Source)

$2.5 billion

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| February 27, 2014
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| February 25, 2014
| February 24, 2014
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Cuddling our children approved by science. Here's why.

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Cuddling our children keeps society from collapsing.

An intriguing body of scientific evidence for this comes from long-term research on residents of the low-income district of Hochelaga in Montreal.

The first 2014 issue of Nature, the international weekly journal of science, features an article by Stephen S. Hall, describing the work of University of Montreal scientist Richard Tremblay. In 1984, Tremblay initiated the "Montreal Longitudinal Study," as it is now known, as part of an effort to deal with hyperactive, physically aggressive kindergarten boys. 

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| February 20, 2014

Who is Canada's middle class?

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Who is Canada's middle class? Are they the baby boomers or Gen X and Y? And, who are Canadian politicians addressing when they speak of the middle class?

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