Proposed new rules would compel the Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide non-partisan advice on election platforms. It’s an intriguing idea, riddled with traps
Many tens of thousands of Canadians are better off because of the social policy work done by Peter Nares.
Here’s Jennifer Robson on that key federal budget question
A report from Kijiji about Canada’s booming second-hand marketplace offers a look at how struggling families make ends meet
March 1st, 2016 5 comments
The important takeaway from Trudeau’s announcement on youth employment: What it says about the current barriers to evidence-based policy-making
February 16th, 2016 2 comments
In rolling back TFSA contribution limits, the Liberals broke a nearly six decade trend
December 8th, 2015 14 comments
If it’s unclear how Canada is doing on bringing refugees to safety, it’s pretty clear we’re letting them remain economically vulnerable after they get here
September 8th, 2015 5 comments
Starting Monday, parents will get lump sum Universal Child Care Benefit payments from Ottawa. We asked Jennifer Robson to help us make sense of it all.
July 18th, 2015 74 comments
The Tories’ about-face on CPP reform may be driven by politics, but we should welcome the fact that it’s back on the agenda
Jennifer Robson—an assistant professor at Carleton University’s Kroeger College, where she teaches public policy and political management—looks at what the budget means for low- and middle-income families. Read our full story on her budget breakdown for these families.
Jennifer Robson looks at what the budget means for low- and middle-income families
April 21st, 2015 4 comments
Here’s how the numbers stack up against some of Joe Oliver’s soundbites from his recent speech on balanced budgets
Itching for budget day on April 21? Here’s a look at the evolution of federal budgets in Canada