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Friday, December 9th
The number of charitable donors in Ontario shrank by more than 100,000 people between 2016 and 2020. Ontario could help reverse that trend by doubling its charitable tax credit, which is the lowest of any province or territory except Nunavut.
Almost four in 10 Ontarians say they’re cutting back on charitable donations this Christmas giving season. Let’s try to reverse this trend by doubling the province’s inexcusably low charitable tax credit.
Thursday, December 8th
Will new federal child care legislation really help Canadian families?
"The risks associated with Canada-wide $10-a-day childcare were well identified," write Cardus's Peter Jon Mitchell and Andrea Mrozek in the Financial Post. "Detailed warnings were issued. But the federal government ignored them. Now, unfortunately, we’re seeing the crash that was predicted."
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti "has a responsibility to those he serves to clarify his public remarks" on suicide as Canada "hurtles toward one of the most permissive doctor-assisted suicide regimes in the world," argues Ray Pennings, executive vice-president of Cardus.
Tuesday, December 6th
New stats show one in five Canadian college students already have university degrees. Why? Renze Nauta, work and economics program director at Cardus, suggests there's "a disconnect between the kind of education that institutions, including governments, promote and the kind of education employers want job applicants to have.”
Monday, December 5th
"A positive implication of paid family leave in Canada is that it has normalized the importance of parent-child attachment in the first year of a child’s life," write Peter Jon Mitchell, family program director at Cardus, and Andrea Mrozek, a Cardus senior fellow, in the Institute for Family Studies blog. But there are still improvements Canada could make.
Friday, December 2nd
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti’s controversial comments on doctor-assisted suicide in a November 18, 2022 podcast raise many questions that deserve full and complete answers. Ray Pennings, executive vice-president of Cardus, joins The Sam Laprade Show to call on the minister to clarify his remarks. (Interview starts in Hour 2.)
Thursday, December 1st
As the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities considers Bill C-22, Cardus encourages the committee to design the Canada Disability Benefit with a bias toward facilitating access to work for people with disabilities, while ensuring those who are unable to work receive a living wage.
Ray Pennings, executive vice-president of Cardus, calls on Canada’s justice minister to clarify his remarks on doctor-assisted suicide.
Monday, November 28th
David Hunt, education director at Cardus, joins radio host Mike Farwell to bust some myths and explain why Ontario is seeing explosive growth in independent schools.
Sunday, November 27th
What will follow "the great pandemic pause on family formation" in Canada? Declining marriage rates are the result of private decisions, as they should be, but they "have public consequences," writes Peter Jon Mitchell, family program director at Cardus.
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