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Is Canada putting all of its eggs in the oilsands basket?

Derek Leahy / DeSmog Canada

The recent shelving of the Joslyn mine oilsands project in Alberta is a reminder of the fragile economics of the oilsands. No economic formula could be found to make the $11 billion project work and it has been put on hold indefinitely.           

Oil major Total E&P, the biggest partner in the project, said the Joslyn mine...

The kids aren't all right

CBC News

On the heels of an Ontario election campaign that was dominated by fuzzy math in jobs numbers, a think-tank made headlines this week with some eye-popping numbers of its own.

The Broadbent Institute says private industry and government need to do more to create jobs for young people, the only demographic group that hasn't recovered all the jobs lost...

The Broadbent Institute’s youth job guarantee is a good idea that will never happen

Murad Hemmadi / Canadian Business

Jobs for every boy and girl—that’s what the Broadbent Institute is proposing, in a paper calling for a Youth Job Guarantee.

The left-leaning think tank wants Canadian businesses

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Youth jobs proposal would guarantee placement for graduates

CBC News

The Broadbent Institute is proposing a “new deal for young people” that involves business relinquishing a fraction of the “dead money” it is hoarding to offer jobs for young graduates.

The institute says an injection of $670 million from business and an equivalent amount from the federal government could lead to the creation of 186,000 full-time jobs to help young Canadians begin their careers.

It proposes a Youth Job...

Canada's jobless youth: Think-tank pushes plan to create 186,000 'guaranteed' positions


Jesse Tahirali / CTV National News

With youth unemployment well above the national average, exams might not be the only thing keeping young Canadians up at night.

But one think-tank wants to ease the extracurricular stress students face by trying to guarantee availability of 186,000 jobs for those making...

Mad Math: Income-splitting meets Don Draper

Jennifer Robson / iPolitics.ca

In The National Post, Tasha Kheriddin critiques a recent study on income splitting by Tristat Resources for The Broadbent Institute. Kheriddin argues that income-splitting is...

Income splitting can make our tax system fair for taxpayers with young children

Tasha Kheiriddin / National Post

The issue of income-splitting — a tax policy whereby income is reattributed within a household from a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse — has been front of mind among tax experts, federal Conservative ministers and, most recently, the left-leaning Broadbent Institute. The practice advantages households in which income is predominantly earned by one spouse...

Face the facts

Editorial / The St. John's Telegram

If you don’t have the facts, it makes it that much easier to simply apply your own ideology.  But it doesn’t mean good results are on the way for everyone involved.

Two different pieces of news surfaced this week that make that point in spades. The first? While the federal Conservatives were arguing that job numbers were showing that the country needed more workers in the temporary foreign workers program, the...

Most Canadians wouldn't benefit from income splitting

Jessica Hume / Toronto Sun

The NDP used its last opposition day this session to rail against the government's proposal to allow income splitting, saying it would help too few Canadians and not those most in need.

Income splitting allows couples to redistribute their wealth in order to pay less tax. During the last election, the Conservatives promised that once the budget is balanced they would allow spouses with children under age 18 to share up...

Opposition push income splitting motion on Tories

Annie Bergeron-Oliver / iPolitics.ca

The government’s commitment to a controversial election promise will be tested Tuesday when the Opposition forces a vote on a motion opposing income splitting.

New Democrats are using their last opposition day of the spring sitting to push the proposal that has caused apparent splits within the ranks of the Conservative caucus this year.

Before stepping down as finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty ...

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