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December 2012

Debating pension reform in Canada

In light of the on-going debate on pension reform in Canada, we wish to point out two recent pieces by researchers using RDC confidential microdata that can help inform the discussion. One by Frank Denton and Byron Spencer on age of pension eligibility in relation with gains in life expectancy and the other by Pierre Lefebvre, Philip Merrigan and Pierre-Carl Michaud on recent retirement patterns.

17 December 2012 - 12:19pm |

Public consultation in Ontario

Ontario has released a draft cycling strategy and is looking for public input on how to encourage and improve cycling safety across the province, until Jan. 29, 2013. (Details here) In connection with this news, we invite you to read related articles by CRDCN researchers about active transportation amongst Canadian youth and walking to work.

10 December 2012 - 3:13pm |

Have your say on Nova Scotia's Housing Strategy: Province Seeks Your Input

Through a consultation launched on November 7th, the province of Nova Scotia will gather input from public meetings and online to help create the province's first housing strategy. To know more about the process, read the discussion paper and submit your recommendations, visit

4 December 2012 - 9:12am |