From May to November 2016, Global Affairs Canada held open consultations with the public to help shape an new international assistance policy.
Here are some highlights (points that repeatedly came up) from the consultation events and written submissions:
The increase in federal health transfers to the provinces will be held to 3% this year instead of 6% - a cost-saving measure the government is keeping as negotiations for another health-care accord go on.
The Data purchase and access working group (DPAWG) helps the Community Data Program management team identify data needs, improve data access, acquire data, and and address related technical concerns.
Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data.
The Government of Canada tabled its Fall Economic Statement, which proposed:
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians really doing? The report compared eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014 and found a massive gap b
Using data from the 2006 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey, transitions from wage and salary employment to self-employment were examined among new mothers.
In 2012, there are about 22,000 caregivers in B.C. that are over the age of 60 and looking after children 20 and older with a disability.
To be considered part of the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler must have earned a total income of at least $227,100. Over 268,500 Canadians were in this high-income group.