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On June 19th, Prince Edward Island Finance Minister Allen Roach tabled a 2015-16 PEI budget featuring no major tax increases and the promise that next year’s budget will be balanced. Despite the...

As part of its election platform, the NDP committed to raising Alberta’s minimum wage to $15.00 by 2018.

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On June 15, 2015 Alberta’s new Premier Rachel Notley outlined her government’s agenda for the next session of the Alberta legislature in the Speech from the Throne. Following a historic victory...

On June 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal COOL provisions for beef, pork and chicken. While this marks a critical step in ending the trade dispute, the U.S Senate must...

Toronto, June 9, 2015 — The Business Alliance welcomed the commitment made by federal, provincial and territorial ministers at their meeting Tuesday to have a renegotiated...

U.S. Congress introduced COOL labelling requirements for fresh beef, pork and lamb in 2002. COOL was introduced as a consumer information program, but it immediately had the effect of promoting U....

On May 5th, Albertans elected a new provincial government. NDP Leader Rachel Notley will lead the first NDP government in Alberta’s history. The Wildrose Party will form the Official Opposition...

In Newfoundland & Labrador, the economy continues to flounder due to the ongoing price challenges in the oil and gas industry. With a Fall election looming, the government delivered a...

RCC Budget Perspective:

Manitoba’s new Finance Minister Greg Dewar presented a budget with few surprises and maintained the Selinger government’s direction of increasing spending...

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