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COVID-19 more likely to affect marginalized communities in Canada

Last week, Innovative Research Group published the results of a recent study they conducted into how COVID-19 has affected marginalized populations in Canada.

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The average Alberta worker made $40.60 an hour in 2019

While researching data for my recent story on labour productivity in Lethbridge, I came across a dataset regarding wages in Alberta. I found some of it interesting and thought I’d share some of it with you.

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The 10 industries that employed the most Albertans in 2019

Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released the annual statistics for labour force characteristics by industry. I went through them to see which industries employ the most people in Alberta.

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Canada’s ever-shrinking unionized workforce

For decades, the proportion of Canada’s total jobs that unionized jobs made up has been shrinking.

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Why the UCP are investing $40M into postsecondary infrastructure

The government will be shelling out over $39M for 6 projects. They claim the projects will lead to 228 jobs. But there are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Clarifying Nathan Neudorf’s claims about Lethbridge funding announcements

Last week, Nathan Neudorf wrote an editorial, highlighting several recent project funding announcements. I went through each one to fill in a few things that he left out.

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Why an 8% corporate tax rate won’t create 55,000 jobs

The UCP government decided that one key to boosting the economy is reducing the tax rate to 8%, 2 years earlier than planned. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs.

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UCP announced $10 billion in capital spending. Here’s why it’s misleading

The UCP government released the Alberta’s Recovery Plan this week. One thing highlighted in the recovery plan is capital spending of over $10 billion, “the largest ever capital spend” in Alberta.

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Alberta eliminated 60,000 public sector jobs since July 2019

Last week, I reported that Alberta has lost 300,000 full-time jobs since the Alberta government implemented their “Job Creation Tax Cut” in July 2019. But how many of them were public sector jobs?

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Opinion

Corporate tax breaks don’t create jobs

You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.