Tyler Meredith was formerly the research director for IRPP's research in pension reform and labour market policy.

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2015: The year of big thinking in Ottawa?

However this year's federal election campaign plays out, and the issues and ideas that dominate it, the marker for policy renewal will be what happens inside the public service. Although the public debate of ideas is …

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A prelude to greater clarity?

If the average Canadian is left a bit bewildered by the recent debate over the proposed takeover of Nexen by China's state-owned oil company, CNOOC, they can take solace: so are many experts. While there …

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America works

A disconnect between the skills in demand by employers and those available among the unemployed and recent graduates. Insufficient labour market data to tell those entering training programs what skills they should pursue. A need …

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Fixing the skills gap

If the theme of the Conservative government's previous budget was long-term planning for Canada's aging workforce, Budget 2013 shifted attention back to the here and now. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's announcements of the proposed Canada …

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Improving the Canada Learning Bond

Earlier this month came big news about the Canada Learning Bond (CLB): following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's landmark report, the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) along with a coalition of …

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More RRSP: How do we help the right people?

Are higher RRSP contribution limits, or even a more flexible lifetime savings limit, the answer for Canadians who aren't saving enough for retirement? In a short analysis released on Thursday, Alexandre Laurin at the C.D. …

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The city that never suffers

For a capital city so frequently derided as “broken” by acrimonious partisanship and special interests, life in Washington, DC, has never been better for the political class. Or so it appears from Mark Leibovich's This …

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What Ottawa can do

The lacklustre performance of venture capital in Canada and elsewhere over the last decade should focus our attention on how we can improve public policy in this area of the innovation ecosystem. In Canada, the …

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