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Labour Market and Income

Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to labour market and income issues. This section was developed to help find relevant news, publications, and videos.

Public consultations in Ontario: The Changing Workplaces Review

The Ontario Government has launched a public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace. The consultation will consider how the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act could be amended to best protect workers while supporting businesses in our changing economy. Comments are encouraged throughout the consultation period and will be accepted until September 18, 2015. To know how to contribute, read the Guide to Consultations.

23 June 2015 - 9:31am |

Labour Market Data in Canada

We are pleased to inform you that the CRDCN is sponsoring a special session on “The State of Labour Market Data in Canada” at the forthcoming Conference of the Canadian Economics Association in Toronto. Ana M. Ferrer (University of Waterloo), Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada), and Randall Bartlett (TD Bank Group) will discuss the current data challenges, developments, and opportunities in labour market research. Chaired by Mostafa Askari (Parliamentary Budget Office), the panel will be held on May 30 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. Two regular CRDCN sessions on immigration issues will also be held on May 29 and 30. Details and registration on the CEA website.

Children well-being and tax credits

Are tax credits the best means to promote physical activity among children? The federal government recently announced its intention to double the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and make it refundable. Co-author of a CRDCN synthesis examining the relationship between income and children’s outcomes, Annie McEwen questions this decision in a recent oped published in the Ottawa Citizen: “Even if costs were the key barrier, a tax credit is ill-designed to improve access.” Read why here.

18 November 2014 - 11:38am |


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