Category Archives: Canada News

B.C. Spends Less On Health, Has Healthiest Population in Canada

British Columbia has the healthiest residents among the Canadian provinces according to a new Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) study. The B.C. provincial government spends less than almost all other Canadian provinces on health care, but still comes out on … Continue reading

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More American Visitors to Canada in March

Via the Victoria Times Colonist, new data from Statistics Canada shows the number of visitors to Canada from the U.S. is increasing. The number of trips overall to Canada increased 2.6 percent in March from levels in February, and most … Continue reading

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Taxes Up 1,787% For Canadians Since 1961

Two Canadian economists say taxes are rising faster than wages for typical Canadians, and that the average Canadian family now pays a greater share of their income in taxes than on basic necessities. The report, by Milagros Palacios and Charles … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Petro-State: Canada Should Not Shun Oil Riches

An article that appeared in last week’s New York Times, by Thomas Homer-Dixon, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, claims that Canada is slowly turning into a petro-state, and that the U.S. would be doing the country a favor … Continue reading

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Canada Among Most Welcoming Countries to Foreign Visitors

A new travel and tourism study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Canada as one of the most welcoming countries to foreign visitors, ahead of the United States and most European countries. The rankings, revealed by Max Fisher in … Continue reading

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Burlington, Ontario Ranks as Best City in Canada for Immigrants

MoneySense, a Canadian personal finance magazine, has released its annual Best Places to Live for 2013 index, and Calgary takes the number one spot as the best place to live in Canada overall, while Burlington, Ontario is ranked as the … Continue reading

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TD Bank Analysis Finds Even Wage Growth Among Canadian Occupation Groups, Skill Levels

A report released on Tuesday and put together by TD Bank’s deputy chief economist finds that wages for Canadian workers have grown at roughly the same pace in all major occupational groupings and skill levels, and the number of high … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Eliminates the Penny

The government of Canada ended distribution of the Canadian penny to financial institutions on February 4th, marking the end of the penny’s 155 year history in the country. The decision came about due to the steady devaluation of the Canadian … Continue reading

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Canadian Criminologist Praises Immigration’s Crime Fighting Effect

In a special to cbc.ca, one of Canada’s largest online news publications, criminologist Michael Kempa says immigration is helping reduce the crime rate in Canada. Kempa writes that the drop in the crime rate since the 1990s has corresponded to, … Continue reading

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Immigrant Income Levels Depend on Canadian Immigration Program

In the second part of our series on the recently released Statistics Canada report on the income of immigrants, we delve deeper into the data and look at how various economic class immigration programs compare for immigrants who arrived between … Continue reading

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