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Earlier today, over at the Academic Matters web site, I addressed the issue of whether Canada’s current system of high tuition fees and means-tested student aid is in fact “progressive.”Â My post was a response to a Alex Usher‘s May 9 blog post.Â My blog post can be found here.
Posted by Nick Falvo under economic literacy, education, financial literacy, fiscal federalism, health care, income support, inequality, Ontario, post-secondary education, progressive economic strategies, social policy, user fees.
May 12th, 2014
Good coverage in the Globe for the CLC’s calculations on the huge negative impact of high management fees on investment returns from RRSPs and the like, as opposed to the low cost CPP. Does anybody out there find the investment fund industry response (we are providing good advice) convincing? If so, you will just love […]
Barrie McKenna has a very good column in todayâ€™s Report on BusinessÂ about Bay Street simultaneously promoting â€œfinancial literacy,â€ more personal borrowing, and high-fee financial products. He makes some of the same points as contributors to this blog did when the Harper governmentâ€™s Task Force on Financial Literacy began consulting, accepted submissions and reported.
The following appeared in the National Post today. We’re in the last week of a federal election campaign, and every party wants you to believe they’re there for the hardworking families of a middle class under enormous pressure. That’s you, right? The idea of the middle class resonates, because it is a notion we all […]
Posted by Armine Yalnizyan under Conservative government, economic thought, financial literacy, fiscal policy, income distribution, income tax, inequality, liberals, NDP, pensions, poverty, TFSA.
April 26th, 2011
The Progressive Economics Forum has the following line-up of sessions for this yearâ€™s Canadian Economics Association conference on June 3-5 at the University of Ottawa. Thanks very much to Nick Falvo for coordinating our conference activities and putting this schedule together. We are also hosting a summer school the day before and announcing our essay […]
With the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) officially released, you’d think the budget gnomes at the CCPA would have some much deserved time off. Â Unfortunately with the snow still falling in Ottawa, we figured we’d put them back to work. Every year, the AFB puts together ideas from all of the partners involved. Â Once everything is […]
The Report of the Task Force on Financial Literacy is all that one would have expected from one co chaired by the CEO of Sun Life Financial and the Chairman ofÂ BMO Nesbitt Burns. There is hardly a whisper of criticism of financial institutions and the myriad fees, charges and interest rates they extract from […]