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We have a better budget for Nova Scotia – CCPA

April 20, 2017 Halifax—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia released its annual Nova Scotia Alternative Budget today, a week in advance of the current government’s tabling what is likely to be its last provincial budget before it calls an election. It is thus timely to hold our government to account for the choices it […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 2017242 Views

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A National Housing Strategy must enable provinces and territories to shape programs to their varying needs and market realities. – Policy Options

March 27, 2017 The federal government is currently making decisions on its promised National Housing Strategy, and its 2017 budget has announced the funding involved. It seems timely to ask: What can we learn from the history of social housing policy in Canada that is relevant today? In the government’s election platform and budget, affordable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2017266 Views

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13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017

Jointly Published with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017 is published in collaboration with the Demographia group in Illinois, USA and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax. Authors Wendell Cox, Senior Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and Hugh Pavletich, an investment property […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2017279 Views

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Few Nova Scotians perceive progress made in achieving the changes identified in the Ivany Report for improving the economy – CRA

January 030, 2017 A small minority (17%) of Nova Scotians believe there has been considerable or moderate progress in achieving the changes identified in the Ivany Report, while twice as many (36%) perceive there has been little or no progress at all One-half of Nova Scotians state they are not familiar with the Ivany Report […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2017320 Views

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Study calculates living wage for Halifax and Antigonish – CCPA

December 19, 2016 HALIFAX/ANTIGONISH, NS—Two working parents with two children need to each earn a minimum of $19.17 an hour to make ends meet in Halifax, and $17.30 an hour in Antigonish, says a new study released today by the the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Antigonish Poverty Reduction Coalition. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2016289 Views

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22.5% of NS children living in poverty: 2016 Child and Family Poverty Report Card – CCPA

November 24, 2016 HALIFAX—While there was a slight decrease in child poverty nationally between 2013 and 2014, the child poverty rate in Nova Scotia remains stubbornly high, says the 2016 Nova Scotia Child and Family Poverty Report Card, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), in partnership with Campaign 2000. According […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2016318 Views

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Austerity not the solution to Nova Scotia’s economic challenges: study – CCPA

October 12, 2016 HALIFAX – The provincial government’s austerity program is misguided and is making the real challenges facing Nova Scotia worse, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS). The study, Growth, Austerity and the Future of Nova Scotian Prosperity, evaluates Nova Scotia’s fiscal situation and finds the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 2016315 Views

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Media Advisory: Public Consultation on Last In, First Out Policy for Northern Shrimp

Mary’s Harbour, Newfoundland-Labrador – The Ministerial Advisory Panel is holding a public consultation meeting in Mary’s Harbour to gather public opinion on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern shrimp fishery. Date: May 30, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Raymond Rumbolt Recreational Centre, 60 Hillview Rd. Paul Sprout, Chair […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2016306 Views

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Media Advisory: Public Consultation on Last In, First Out Policy for Northern Shrimp

St. Anthony, Newfoundland-Labrador – The Ministerial Advisory Panel is holding a public consultation meeting in St. Anthony to gather public opinion on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern shrimp fishery. Date: May 28, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Royal Canadian Legion #17, 37 East St. Paul Sprout, Chair […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2016288 Views

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