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Study: Social determinants of health for the off-reserve First Nations population aged 15 years and older, 2012

April 12, 2016 In 2012, off-reserve First Nations people aged 15 years and older were more likely to report poor health outcomes compared with the total Canadian population. Over 60% of First Nations people reported being diagnosed with at least one chronic condition, compared with 49% of the total Canadian population. About half (49%) of First Nations people rated their […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2016486 Views

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Fraser Institute News Release: Alberta’s Debt Could Exceed $36 Billion in Five Years If Spending Isn’t Controlled

March 31, 2016 For the first time since the 1999/2000 fiscal year, the government of Alberta is poised to reach a negative net financial asset position in the 2016/17 fiscal year, down from a $35 billion net financial asset position in 2007/08. It is clear that the province will return to a net debt position […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2016393 Views

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Give Canada Post a Break: Allowing More Pricing Flexibility and Competition Could Help the Corporation Succeed

Canada Post’s lettermail volumes are plummeting, largely due to the explosion of electronic communication, with no evident sign of stabilizing. E-commerce parcel deliveries are on the rise, but not nearly at the rate necessary to offset the decline in lettermail, and there are many private courier companies competing for that business. Meanwhile, even as the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016467 Views

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AFL Releases Royalty Research

Edmonton – The Alberta Federation of Labour’s work has been driven by one crucial message:  Albertans are the owners of Alberta’s plentiful non-renewable resources and therefore deserve a fair royalty system that they can trust. Attached you will find two reports which the AFL publicly released to Albertans today, as they consider the final report […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2016452 Views

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