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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

What election tax promises will mean for your wallet

September 27, 2019 — 
One of the battle lines that seems to be emerging is which party can convince Canadians they are the best stewards for prosperity, and taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians

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The future of work will still include plenty of jobs

September 18, 2019 — 
There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes

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Canada's parliament building

With a federal election looming, an appeal for politicians to stop buying us off

September 10, 2019 — 
With the federal election soon upon us, it’s time to issue a call for politicians to stop buying us off with our own money

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SSHRC funding announced for 17 U of M projects, 29 grad students

July 17, 2019 — 
Federal Minister of Science and Sport announces support for research projects at the University of Manitoba

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

July 10, 2019 — 
'Almost all families below the poverty line benefit from refundable credits'

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The Conversation: Charting an economic path forward for Indigenous people

July 8, 2019 — 
There is no time to lose.

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Vaccination needle image from Pixabay.

The Conversation: Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis?

May 14, 2019 — 
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'

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An aerial view of the Kapyong Barracks in an affluent area of Winnipeg, site of one of the most recent urban First Nations reserves. It will soon be transferred to seven Treaty One First Nations. // Image from Facebook

The Conversation: Urban reserves are tests of reconciliation

April 3, 2019 — 
'One approach to mitigating treaty violations is the additions-to-reserve process'

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Coins on a table.

The Conversation: Not every tax break is a smart tax break

January 15, 2019 — 
Whenever government adjusts taxation rules to offer a deduction or credit, economists call this a “tax expenditure” to distinguish it from the direct expenditures authorized by treasury boards

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Trust for Africa's Orphans, Flickr, Feb. 8, 2007

Should I give a goat for Christmas?

December 7, 2018 — 
'A better way to approach that question is to rephrase it: Would this same family be better off with the cash equivalent (or less) of all the costs associated with providing them with a goat (acquiring the goat, transporting the goat, training the family to care for the goat, etc.) than they would be with a goat?'

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