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Atlantic Canada’s golden opportunity for American immigration

POLITICS (Troy Media) Tell them Atlantic Canada is building, and that they will be key players in the growth of Canada’s most beautiful region as it prepares for the 21st century

NB needs a better funding formula for low-income students

EDUCATION (Troy Media) The experience across Canada suggests little correlation between tuition rates and post-secondary education participation among low-income persons

City-bound: the changing face of New Brunswick

POLITICS (Troy Media) As population declines outside of the province’s big three centres continues, it should force a rethink on how to nurture growth in rural areas

N.B. on its way to building a more inclusive democracy

POLITICS (Troy Media) Electoral reform recommendations seek to build a bigger democratic tent and populate it with under-represented New Brunswickers

Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers’ habits

POLITICS (Troy Media) Evidence suggests such taxes do little to reduce consumption of targeted products, don’t change health habits and can produce perverse, unintended consequences

Looking for affordable housing? Try Atlantic provinces

LIFESTYLE (Troy Media) In an age of bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada’s situation is enviable

Atlantic Canada doesn’t know what real austerity feels like

POLITICS (Troy Media) Spending has risen steadily in the last generation, and anti-austerity activists clearly need to regain their equilibrium

New Brunswick must address its spending addiction

POLITICS (Troy Media) To maintain its high spending levels, the province has the highest income tax rates in North America and the highest sales tax rates in Canada

Atlantic Canada’s oversized public sector

POLITICS (Troy Media) Money can be saved by paring the size of the public sector, finding efficiencies, privatizing some services and controlling wages

Cross-border beer and the case for in-Canada free trade

POLITICS (Troy Media) Free trade continues to be valued, as it was at Confederation, both for its economic benefits and its potential to promote Canadian unity

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