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Trudeau government gets unlimited spending authority for six months

The COVID-19 bill effectively eliminates the need for all parties to work together to pass spending legislation for the next six months.

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Boost EI but don’t create new wage subsidy program

The $3.8 billion program will provide up to $25,000 in subsidies per employer.

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Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools 2020

The Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools ranks more than 3,000 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent schools) based on nine academic indicators from results of annual provincewide reading, writing and math tests.

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The Essential John Locke (by Eric Mack, professor emeritus of philosophy at Tulane University) and its accompanying website and animated videos provide an overview of the key ideas of John Locke, an English philosopher commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism” whose pioneering ideas about equality, individual rights and the role of the state helped lay the foundation for modern societies.

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Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada

Squaring the Circle: Adopting UNDRIP in Canada finds that the federal government's plan to legislate a recent United Nations declaration on Indigenous people conflicts with Canadian constitutional law and will likely cause legal chaos.

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Women's Economic Rights—What's Changed and Why Does It Matter? is a new study that highlights how women benefit when they enjoy the same economic rights as men, and tracks changes in economic freedom for women around the world from 2016 to 2018, the most recent year of comparable data. During that time, 83 countries improved women’s economic rights, while 54 countries imposed greater restrictions on women’s economic freedom.

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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec, 2020

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec finds that public-sector employees in the Quebec—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 9.2 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more personal leave and greater job security.