Insight

Valuing motherhood advances women’s rights

“I haven’t been discriminated against because I’m a woman,” said Véronique Bergeron. “I’ve been discriminated against because I’m a mother.” Bergeron—a technical writer, holder of two law degrees, creator of a home business and mother of nine children—brought that message ...

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The story of federal budgets from 1867-2017

The upcoming federal budget comes in Canada’s 150th year—an important milestone for what is perhaps the most successful country in the world. The evolution of federal finances since 1867 reflects a changing economy and offers important lessons for today regarding ...

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Stop trying to grow the economy on a hunch

Canada can’t expect to improve its economic growth without a better understanding of who is responsible for growth. At a conference in Ottawa last fall, where speakers included Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and growth council chair ...

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