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Trudeau’s small business tax grab will hit Atlantic Canada hard

(Troy Media) Ottawa’s plan is confiscatory and destructive for a region where everyone already pays far too much in tax

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada

POLITICS (Troy Media) Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist

A Canadian delicacy claws its way back into the market

BUSINESS (Troy Media) Lobster is so popular these days, McDonald’s ditched its McLobster due to higher prices. Still, things are looking up for the ‘chicken of the sea’

Minimum wage prices low-skilled workers out of a job

POLITICS (Troy Media) Governments should abolish the fruitless minimum wage if they want to do right by young and low-income persons

Let student enrolment determine teacher hires

EDUCATION: Proponents of hiring more teachers to lower teacher-student ratios often argue that their proposal will lead to better student achievement. This is dubious

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

Budget puts P.E.I. on good fiscal path but …

POLITICS (Troy Media) … the government should take this opportunity to firm up its balance sheet, pay down some debt and give relief to Islanders who need it

Deeper deficits spurred by increases in public school spending

EDUCATION (Troy Media) Provincial governments have been spending more money to educate a smaller number of students

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

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