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The dismal state of Canadian manufacturing

Our poor productivity performance is the result of many factors, but boils down to too few companies investing in a major way in innovation, in new machinery and equipment, and in worker skills

Aug 07, 2014

Canada’s overhyped jobs recovery

The federal Conservative Party may be lauding its part in the creation of one million new jobs in the economic recovery, but a look at the statistics tells a different story about new employment

Jul 24, 2014

Are we nearing ‘peak women’ in employment?

The labour force participation rate of women may have topped up, so with expectations of coming worker shortages, affordable child care might be a more effective policy option than tax subsidies for affluent families with a stay-at-home spouse

May 01, 2014

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Andrew Jackson is the Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University and Senior Policy Adviser to the Broadbent Institute.

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