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Sep 27, 2017, 10:00 ET Accounting for GHG Emissions Among Provinces: Who's the Real Emitter? New Report

CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Alberta gets blamed for being a disproportionate source of GHG emissions. It does, after all, produce large amounts of hydrocarbons. But that begs the question - who...


Jun 29, 2017, 14:23 ET New strategy for countering the bite of carbon taxes. New School of Public Policy report

CALGARY, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada is implementing a national carbon tax. Starting in 2018, all provinces will be required to have a minimum carbon price of $10 per tonne and reaching $50 per...


Jun 26, 2017, 12:47 ET Senate Committee Endorses Northern Corridor Concept - School of Public Policy Proposal To Radically Reshape Infrastructure and Transportation in Canada

CALGARY, June 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce issued a report on Canadian's infrastructure future called National Corridor: Enhancing and Facilitating...


May 31, 2017, 09:00 ET More harm than good. Is policy that favours small business hurting the Canadian economy? New School of Public Policy report

CALGARY, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Small business has a well-deserved reputation as the driver of job growth and as a key contributor to innovation. In the 12 years ending in 2013, small and medium-sized...


May 18, 2017, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Liberals to outline draft plan for national carbon tax Thursday. The School of Public Policy has experts to weigh in

CALGARY, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The federal government is set to release a discussion paper Thursday detailing how it plans to impose a national carbon tax that includes flexibility for provinces who...


May 16, 2017, 09:00 ET The Fourth "R" - Preventing Youth Violence - Program Not Only Effective But Saves Taxpayers Millions - School of Public Policy Report

CALGARY, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Teen violence in dating and violent delinquency/crime are widespread social issues in Canada. They have significant repercussions and huge costs to society in numerous...


May 15, 2017, 13:32 ET Media Advisory - Can a violence prevention initiative for teens be effective while saving taxpayers millions? New School of Public Policy report, says yes

CALGARY, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Teen violence in dating, as well as other teen violence, is a major social issue in Canada. In addition to the human toll, teen violence creates huge costs in health...


May 03, 2017, 12:21 ET Funding Pensions with IOUs. Is Your Pension Backed by Cash - or Just a Promise?

CALGARY, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Pension plan have had a bumpy ride. Given the sluggish recovery from last decade's financial crisis and the difficulty for pension funds to grow amid persistent low...


May 03, 2017, 12:18 ET Do Canada's mid-sized cities have the upper-hand? New Policy School report

CALGARY, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Canada is over 80 per cent urbanized and Canadian cities face issues that are changing the way they govern, provide services and finance their operations. Urban...


Apr 20, 2017, 13:00 ET Who Really Pays Corporate Income Tax? New Policy School Reports

CALGARY, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Who really pays corporate income tax? Most Canadians understand that corporate income taxes get "passed on" – but to whom? And who pays the most when corporate taxes...


Apr 18, 2017, 16:47 ET Media Advisory - The School of Public Policy to release two reports that show the cost of corporate income tax increases to average Canadians - More than the Alberta carbon tax…Presser Thursday

CALGARY, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Who really pays corporate income tax? Most Canadians understand that corporate income taxes just get passed down – but to whom? And who pays the most when corporate...


Mar 29, 2017, 09:00 ET National pharmacare is not in the cards - too expensive, politically unlikely - New expert report

CALGARY, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The proposal for a publicly funded pharmaceutical coverage plan is making the rounds again in Canada. Canada is the only member country of the Organization for...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:32 ET /R E P E A T -- ADVISORY - Are the Days of Professional Financial Advice Numbered in Canada? Major Event to Examine the Industry's Uncertain Future/

TORONTO, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The landscape for financial advice in Canada is about to change – why? An uncertain and volatile market (and geopolitical) environment, with hard-to-assess asset...


Mar 20, 2017, 15:04 ET ADVISORY - Are the Days of Professional Financial Advice Numbered in Canada? Major Event to Examine the Industry's Uncertain Future

TORONTO, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The landscape for financial advice in Canada is about to change – why? An uncertain and volatile market (and geopolitical) environment, with hard-to-assess asset...


Mar 15, 2017, 13:00 ET Are voters firing local politicians often enough? Are political parties needed at the municipal level?

CALGARY, March 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Peculiar patterns have emerged in municipal politics in Canada. Unlike at federal and provincial levels of government, party politics are weak or absent in cities....


Mar 13, 2017, 12:35 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Are voters "throwing the bums out" often enough at the municipal level? New report on municipal accountability says "no"

CALGARY, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Peculiar patterns have emerged in municipal politics in Canada. Unlike at federal and provincial levels of government, party politics are weak or absent in cities....


Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 ET Is Your Doctor's Use of Technology Hurting Health Care? New Report Shows Negative Impacts of Computer Use in Medical Profession

CALGARY, Feb. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - An Assistant Professor at The School of Public Policy and Cumming Medical School has published research showing that the computer systems widely adopted in hospitals...


Feb 21, 2017, 14:03 ET Advisory - Is Your Doctor's Use of Technology Hurting You?

New Report to Show Negative Impacts of Computer Use in Patient Care CALGARY, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Media are invited to a press conference where author Myles Leslie of The School of Public Policy...


Feb 08, 2017, 13:00 ET More than 80,000 Inactive Oil Wells in Alberta. Opportunity or Environmental Hazard for Albertans?

CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Alarms are being raised over the growing number of inactive oil and gas wells in Alberta, which now exceeds 80,000. Why are there so many? Cost. Today, The School of...


Feb 07, 2017, 16:29 ET Media Advisory - More than 80,000 inactive Oil Wells in Alberta. Blessing or Environmental hazard for Albertans?

CALGARY, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Alarms are being raised over the growing number of inactive oil and gas wells in Alberta, which now exceeds 80,000. Why are there so many? Cost. Non-producing wells are...


Jan 19, 2017, 13:00 ET Defining the end of homelessness - Report

CALGARY, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada and around the world have embarked on a wide range of initiatives with the goal of ending homelessness. Some jurisdictions have declared...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:44 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - What does it mean to end homelessness?

CALGARY, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Communities across Canada and around the world have embarked on a range of initiatives to end homelessness. Some jurisdictions have declared notable progress. But what...


Jan 05, 2017, 13:00 ET New upgrading technology in Alberta oil sands could yield billions in revenue - New School of Public Policy Report

CALGARY, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - In 2015, almost 60 per cent of Alberta oil sands production was non-upgraded bitumen. It is costly to transport and costly to process into refined petroleum products...


Jan 04, 2017, 11:53 ET Media Advisory - New upgrading technology in Alberta oil sands could yield billions in revenue. But what's the catch? New School of Public Policy Report

CALGARY, Jan. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - In 2015, almost 60 per cent of Alberta oil sands production was non-upgraded bitumen. It is costly to transport and even more difficult and costly to process into...


Dec 13, 2016, 12:35 ET Canada's Corporate Taxes: Who really pays?

CALGARY, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Corporate tax reform has long been a contentious issue in Canada. Official commissions, academics and others have often proposed changes in the way we tax corporations. ...