|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the spin. The actual Bank of Canada note concluded that the benefits of increased minimum wages outweigh any depressant effect they may have on job creation.|
Saskatchewan credit rating downgraded for second time by Standard & Poor’s and all we hear are cricketsDavid J. Climenhaga | Wednesday was the longest day of the year, and Standard & Poor's chose the summer solstice to downgrade Saskatchewan's credit rating from AA+ to AA.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | First contract compulsory arbitration: will the Alberta NDP enact even that sensible and nearly universal reform? We have no idea.|
Right-wing newspaper owners want your taxes to subsidize their obsolete, mismanaged, biased publicationsDavid J. Climenhaga | Nobody had more warning of the extent and nature of the coming digital revolution than the Canadian newspaper industry, and they still blew their future to smithereens. Now they want your tax money.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Improvement of the CPP is not "a solution in search of a problem." It's a solution to a very real, very urgent problem affecting a very large number of Canadians.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans, even conservatives, must feel on reading Budget 2016 secretly relieved the province doesn’t have to face a Wild Rose apocalypse just now.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | While groups like Progress Alberta have the potential to shake up political discourse generally, they may have a less comfortable impact on other advocates for progressive policies in Alberta.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta government should legislate a minimum wage close to the living wage, and it should do it fast enough to have an impact on poverty.|
Said to be sought as candidate by Wildrose Party, 'tax watchdog' spokesperson's intentions are still unclearDavid J. Climenhaga | The Canadian Taxpayer Federation's criticism of Alberta Premier Prentice and his Progressive Conservative government took on an aggressive tone last summer.
|Blog Hugh Mackenzie | Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business received some media attention for their report on the relationship between residential and business property taxes in Ontario.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | It is no coincidence that in almost every case the groups calling for more TFWs turn out also to have a long history of anti-union advocacy.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Why so little effort to find Canadian employees by firms crying to set up backyard maquiladoras? Just asking…|
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