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Tax Options for Childcare that Encourage Work, Flexibility, Choice, Fairness and Quality
May 31, 2017 - Alexandre Laurin and Kevin Milligan

A new approach to childcare tax breaks is needed in order to relieve the financial stress caused by the increasing costs of raising young children, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute...

Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrants' Children
May 14, 2014 - Colin Busby and Miles Corak

Current immigration policies overlook the unique challenges faced by immigrant children, resulting in higher dropout rates for those arriving in Canada as teenagers, according to a new C.D. Howe...

October 4, 2011 - Alexandre Laurin and Jonathan R. Kesselman

A federal proposal to allow income splitting for two-parent families would create more inequalities in the tax system rather than less, and it is a flawed idea, according to a report released...

David Johnson - On School Fundraising and Outcomes, Focus on What Really Matters
Intelligence Memos
From: David Johnson   To: Parents across Ontario Date: June 23, 2017 Re: On School Fundraising and Outcomes, Focus on What Really Matters     Congratulations, parents. You and your kids almost made...
Time for Canada to revisit the tax deduction for child-care expenses: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Many families with young children struggle to afford good-quality childcare. The current tax deduction for child-care expenses helps to alleviate the cost for some, but many families, particularly at...
Réformer le financement des services de garde des enfants au Québec: oui, mais comment?
Research
Avec les élections au Québec qui approchent à grands pas, le financement des services de garde (et des services publics en général) risque d’être encore une fois au cœur des débats. Dans l’étude «...

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