Media Release - Removing Occupational Barriers to Entry for Immigrants to Canada – August 29, 2012
Professor Bryan Schwartz, along with several colleagues, describes barriers to professional practice that unfairly prevent highly skilled immigrant professionals from working in the jobs for which they are trained. This publication describes the problem, and identifies a number of strategies for policy reform.
Media Release - Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
The suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin is disproportionately higher than other segments of the population in Western societies. In Canada, with its large South Asian population, this unexplored area is likely similar, even though not many mechanisms have been put in place to prevent and track such activity. Given that there are lives at stake, the policy gaps need to be addressed by lawmakers.
Media Release - Immigration a key to maintaining Saskatchewan's Boom – November 4, 2011
Saskatchewan's economy is stronger than it has been in decades. But this strength may be undermined by worsening labour shortages. The impending retirement of Baby Boomers will further stress the workforce, and presents challenges to funding social programs. These challenges will necessitate an ongoing commitment to increasing immigration levels.
Media Release - Telecommuting and Working at Home in the Emerging Work Environment – June 24, 2011
Wendell Cox documents the rise of telecommuting and working from home in Canada, arguing that these trends hold the potential to bring substantial economic, social and environmental benefits.
Can Canada Increase Entrepreneurship? – June 9, 2011
In doggedly downgrading self-employed individuals to employees, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) is exhibiting a strong bias against entrepreneurship, creating a series of negative consequences for the Canadian economy.
Media Release - Green Jobs – April 26, 2011
Dr. Kenneth Green and Ben Eisen review European efforts to create “green jobs” and find that these policies have done more harm than good, leading to net job losses, higher energy prices and widespread corruption.
Media Release - Public Administration Wage Growth – February 16, 2011
Between 1998 and 2009, wage growth for federal government public administration workers grew by 59%. This compares to an average rate of wage growth of just 30% across the rest of the economy.
Media Release - The Muddle of Multiculturalism – February 3, 2011
Although it started as a harmless ploy to attract votes to Pierre Trudeau’s government, the official policy of multiculturalism in Canada is now weakening basic principles of our democratic traditions and is being used as an instrument to promote radical ideologies.
Media Release - Culturally-Driven Violence Against Women: A growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities – July 12, 2010
Culturally-driven violence against women must be faced head-on.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.