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Child Care Deserts in Canada

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Ensuring Canadian families have access to child care is vital for achieving a range of public goals, including closing the gender wage gap in the economy, spurring economic growth, easing the burden on struggling parents and supporting healthy child development. High child care fees are an obvious obstacle for cash-strapped parents, as the CCPA has documented in other reports. But a lack of local licensed spaces will also limit the choices parents have when it comes to raising their children and re-entering the workforce. 

776,000 children live in child care deserts in Canada: Report

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018

OTTAWA—An estimated 776,000 of non-school-aged children (44%) live in child care deserts in Canada, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Canada’s Fossil-Fuelled Pensions

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The Case of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
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Monday, June 25, 2018
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), formerly known as bcIMC, is a financial institution most British Columbians aren’t aware of. Its actions, however, are essential to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis.

Qu’est-ce que ça coûte pour élever une famille dans les provinces Maritimes ?

Beaucoup plus qu’on penserait, comme démontre le nouveau rapport sur le salaire convenable
Release Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018

(Halifax, NS)----Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean et 17,75 $ à Antigonish.

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How much does it cost to raise a family in the Maritimes?

More than you might think shows CCPA-NS in new report on living wages
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Monday, June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

(Halifax, NS)----Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John and $17.75 in Antigonish.

Since 2016, the living wage rate in Halifax decreased very slightly from $19.17, increased slightly in Antigonish from $17.30. The wages did not change very much because of the full year inclusion of the Canada Child Benefit and its indexation to inflation, which covered all or most of the expense increases.

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Working for a Living, Not Living for Work

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Monday, June 25, 2018
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This report provides updated living wage calculations for families living in Atlantic Canada.

Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John and $17.75 in Antigonish.

Travailler pour gagner sa vie et non vivre pour travailler

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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean et 17,75 $ à Antigonish.