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Revisiting the Economic Case for Site C

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Submission to the BC Utilities Commission Inquiry Respecting Site C
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Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Revisiting the Economic Case for Site C
Revisiting the Economic Case for Site C — Appendix: Speaking Electric
Number of pages in documents: 
16 pages
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This brief focuses on the economic questions about Site C posed by the BC government to the BCUC. Informed by the economics of energy transition, it examines the links between the proposed Site C dam and fossil fuel extraction, and raises questions about the need for the electricity Site C would produce.

The Monitor, September/October 2017

Release Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
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The Trudeau government has shone internationally on a progressive message of tolerance, openness, diversity and inclusive, sustainable economic growth. It says it wants to make globalization fair for everyone, and that, as the prime minister tweeted, Canada welcomes all people “fleeing persecution, terror & war.” But on a number of files the government has bent itself into a pretzel trying to square its beliefs with its actions. An underlying theme throughout this issue of the Monitor is the empty gesture.

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Losing Ground

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Income Inequality in Ontario, 2000–15
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Losing Ground: Income Inequality in Ontario, 2000–15
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32 pages
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This paper examines 15 years of income inequality for families raising children in Ontario (2000 to 2015), comparing it with national data for context, and finds several disturbing trends.

Media advisory: Economic experts available to comment on positive impact of minimum wage raise

Release Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO – With a business lobby-led economic impact assessment on Ontario’s Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, due out this August, economic experts are available to discuss the findings upon release, as well as the decades of research on the impacts of raising the minimum wage.

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