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This year’s Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) was released on March 9. I was proud to be the primary author of its housing chapter (that chapter is available in English here and in French here). The first AFB exercise began in 1994, with the first AFB being published in 1995. That involved a joint effort between […]
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March 20th, 2017
A few years ago, I wrote an opinion pieceÂ on “pathway colleges”â€”i.e. private companies that recruit students from other countries and then ‘bridge’ them into Canadian universities by providing pre-university courses, including English as a Second Language. A recent CBC News article Â underlines how perilousÂ such recruitment of post-secondary students from abroadÂ can be, andÂ why it is important […]
A guest post from Richard Pereira, a recent winner of the PEF Essay Contest… – Canadian Economics Association â€“ The Town Without Poverty There were hundreds of speakers at this yearâ€™s CEA conference in Ottawa.Â About a dozen of these were designated â€œSpecial Lectures/ConfÃ©rences spÃ©cialesâ€ and among them were Jack Mintz on â€œThe GST After […]