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  • Report looks at captured nature of BC’s Oil and Gas Commission August 6, 2019
    From an early stage, BC’s Oil and Gas Commission bore the hallmarks of a captured regulator. The very industry that the Commission was formed to regulate had a significant hand in its creation and, too often, the interests of the industry it regulates take precedence over the public interest. This report looks at the evolution […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Correcting the Record July 26, 2019
    Earlier this week Kris Sims and Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun and Toronto Sun. The opinion piece makes several false claims and connections regarding the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP), which we would like to correct. The […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Rental Wage in Canada July 18, 2019
    Our new report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings.  Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h for an average one […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada July 9, 2019
    CCPA senior economist David Macdonald co-authored a new report, Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada­—released by Upstream Institute in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)—tracks child poverty rates using Census 2006, the 2011 National Household Survey and Census 2016. The report is available for […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Fossil-Power Top 50 launched July 3, 2019
    What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil fuel industry players in Canada. Today, the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) is drawing attention to these powerful corporations and organizations with the […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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One Million Served

One million. No, it’s not the number of posts that Armine has written about the census. (I count only 32.)

A million is the number of times this blog has been viewed since Marc started it back in the summer of 2006. It has been an eventful few years in Canadian economics: the commodity “super cycle,” financial crisis, Great Recession, swing from budget surpluses to deficits, etc.

I think that this blog has been modestly ahead of the curve in anticipating, and commenting on, some of those developments. “Tomorrow’s conventional wisdom, today,” “we told you so,” and “you read it here first” have become regular taglines.

One million seems like a significant milestone, but what does it actually measure? WordPress claims not to count views by those of us who post.

However, a reader could presumably view (i.e. click on) multiple posts in a single visit. On the other hand, some people probably read our posts in syndication on Rabble, New Democrats Online, etc. without being counted by WordPress at all.

So far, we have utterly failed to use social networking to promote the blog. The upshot is that there is still plenty of room to expand our readership.

To paraphrase Mötley Crüe:

When Marc started this blog
All he needed, needed was a laugh
Years gone by . . .
I’d say we’ve kicked some ass

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Comment from Purple Library Guy
Time: August 22, 2010, 8:00 pm

Jolly good show!

Comment from Travis Fast
Time: August 23, 2010, 10:36 am

4 / 1,000,000 = 250,000
250,000 / 12 = 20,833
20,833 / 30 = 694.44
694 / 24 = 28.9
28.9 / 60 = .48
.48 / 60 = .008

I suspect trend is more important than static averages.

Comment from Matthew Brett
Time: August 26, 2010, 9:41 pm

Here is to one million more!

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