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Free drug coverage makes Canadian debut

I’ve always scratched my head at this– Canadians are offered free medical care without being offered free prescription drugs to go with it. It doesn’t More...

The Higher ED Blog: Elliot Lake’s other economic development success story

For 40 years, Elliot Lake was famous for one thing: uranium mining. After the discovery of a massive deposit of uranium ore in the early More...

The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2015

It’s been a big year for the Higher ED Blog. We published 30 articles (not including this one) on green economy, business incubation, rural broadband, More...

The Higher ED Blog: Anatomy of business incubation in Canada

How do we help entrepreneurs start new businesses? And how do we improve the chances that these start-up firms will survive? Business incubation has been More...

Gentrification is hurting neighbourhoods in downtown Kitchener, Canada

Gentrification is a concern across North America as its impacts have been widespread throughout major cities.  The same is true of downtown Kitchener, where the More...

Canadian workers get smaller share of the economic pie than U.S. workers: ILO report

The International Labour Organization’s global wage report is used to measure economic inequality on a global scale. The most recent report shows that Canadian wage More...

A tale of income inequality in five Toronto neighbourhoods

Toronto – Canada’s city that never sleeps – is home to 2.8 million residents in 2013, but according to David Hulchanksi, five distinct neighbourhoods in More...

Poverty in Canada: 1 in 7 lived in low-income families in 2012, StatsCan says

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 7 lived in low-income households in 2012, resulting in 16.3 per cent of children under 17 being in low-income More...

Ontario’s economy poised for growth, forecast shows

A recent study released by the Conference Board of Canada states that the country is poised for economic growth in 2015, specifically Ontario, which should More...

Canadian women no longer striving for top business positions

It’s no question that women have come a long way since the late 19th century, changing the game by educating themselves and providing themselves with More...

Canada can be green without sacrificing growth: Goar

Knowing he had little chance of changing the national conversation as an economics professor, Christopher Ragan of McGill University recruited some of Canada’s highest profile More...

Canada’s job surprise surge: What the economists say

The Canadian economy created an unexpectedly strong 43,100 jobs in October, all of them in the private sector and mostly full-time positions, pushing the unemployment More...