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Jan 15, 2014, 19:45 ET

Families with children with autism face staggering costs - report

CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A report published today by The School of Public Policy identifies staggering costs associated with autism and...

Sep 12, 2013, 15:28 ET

The State of Wireless Mobile Competition in Canada - New Report Contains Surprising Findings

CALGARY, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians and governments agree, mobile wireless customers pay too much and more competition is needed. Canadian...

Jul 31, 2013, 08:00 ET

Report finds doctors cashing in despite strapped health-care system

CALGARY, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The price of health care in Canada continues to rise, and with today's physicians earning nearly...

May 30, 2013, 17:10 ET

Taxes on mining in Canada are distortionary and are costing provincial coffers; especially Ontario's - Report by Jack Mintz and Duanjie Chen

CALGARY, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The province of Ontario ended its fiscal year with a $12 billion deficit.  Ontario may be in worse fiscal...

Apr 29, 2013, 17:07 ET

Time to End Tax Unfairness for Families

Jack Mintz argues case for income splitting in Canada OTTAWA, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Nearly six decades after a royal commission recommended...

Feb 08, 2013, 17:39 ET

Saskatchewan's 'Incoherent' Potash Fiscal Regime Needs Revamping

CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - A report published today by The School of Public Policy concludes that Saskatchewan's potash fiscal regime is a...

Feb 06, 2013, 20:50 ET

Demand for Canadian oil lies in Pacific Basin but window of opportunity closing quickly

CALGARY, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - A lot of attention has been directed towards the supply of Canadian oil to the Pacific coast in recent months. But...

Feb 05, 2013, 20:29 ET

Limiting tax breaks for state-owned entities would even playing field for Canadian investors in takeover bids

CALGARY, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Foreign state-owned entities have a distinct advantage over Canadian investors when it comes to takeover bids and...

Jan 22, 2013, 18:00 ET

Primer on Alberta budget shows government ignoring basic rules, arms citizens with hard questions

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta government will release its 2013 budget on March 7th. Unfortunately, budgets like this tend to be laced...

Nov 02, 2012, 00:00 ET

The School of Public Policy Releases Report on Efficacy of Trade Missions to India

In advance of a Canadian trade mission to India, The School of Public Policy has released a report on trade expansion with India. The report,...

Oct 31, 2012, 18:27 ET

National poll reveals low understanding by Canadians of major energy issues

CALGARY, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Findings from a national survey released today by The School of Public Policy reveal that while Canadians have a...

Oct 04, 2012, 17:54 ET

Energy Industry Taxed More Than Other Industries - Most Provinces Fail at Creating Effective Tax and Royalty Regimes

CALGARY, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - In a report released today by The School of Public Policy, authors Jack Mintz and Duanjie Chen offer an...

Sep 11, 2012, 17:06 ET

Annual ranking shows Canada more attractive to investment, outpacing U.S.

CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - As a result of business tax reform since 2005, Canada has become the most tax-competitive jurisdiction in the G-7...

Jun 22, 2012, 11:57 ET

Now is the Time to End Supply Management: Report

Author Martha Hall Findlay Says Politicians Have Little to Fear Une traduction française de ce communiqué de presse est disponible...

Jun 06, 2012, 18:11 ET

Funding for infrastructure should come from Canadians who use it

CALGARY, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Concerns over how Canada will be able to meet its mounting transportation infrastructure needs have been...

Jun 05, 2012, 18:37 ET

Report estimates domestic violence has cost Alberta over $600M over 5 Years

CALGARY, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - In a report released today by The School of Public Policy, authors Lana Wells (Brenda Strafford Chair in the...

May 25, 2012, 16:32 ET

Time has come for united and decisive response to Iran, says former Israeli National Security Advisor in Calgary

CALGARY, May 25, 2012 /CNW/ - At an event held on May 24, 2012 in Calgary by The School of Public Policy, former National Security Advisor to the...

May 22, 2012, 09:51 ET

Media Advisory - Canadian Tax and Economic Expert to Tell Capitol Hill "Cut Your Taxes or Lose Global Competitiveness"

CALGARY, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Prof. Jack Mintz, one of the world's most noted economists, will visit Capitol Hill with a hard and...

Apr 04, 2012, 19:42 ET

A Solution to the Problem of Assisted Reproductive Technology In Canada

CALGARY, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The emergence of new assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) has left governments worldwide facing the...

Feb 24, 2012, 17:40 ET

Canada's VAT is Sub-Par Compared to the World

The School of Public Policy Provides Proposals for Change CALGARY, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - A paper released today by The School of Public...