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Biotechnology and Food ?Biotechnology & Food for Canadians" provides an overview of what is now available through modern biotechnology, what is in the pipeline, what is on the drawing board and how products of biotechnology are regulated by various government agencies. Modern biotechnology is being used in agriculture and food production to provide more abundant, better, and safer products, according to this new book by Alan McHughen. Published by the Fraser Institute.

 

By Fraser Institute , Canada.

Science And Technology Policy Resource.


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Breaking gridlock - lessons from London's success story ?Urban gridlock already costs Canadian cities $2 billion a year in lost productivity, and is estimated to rise to $7 billion within 20 years. By then the average commute in Toronto, for example, could take half again as much time as it does now. The economic cost of traffic congestion leaves aside the environmental costs and quality-of-life impact resulting from traffic congestion in city centres. From London, Marni Cappe considers the remarkable success story of reducing congestion in central London by charging cars to drive in it. Traffic volumes and delays have been reduced, as has time spent in traffic. As many as 50,000 fewer cars are coming into central London, with most former car commuters switching to public transit or car pooling. Cost benefits indicate about C$400 million saved a year from reduced congestion. The foundations of London?s success include unbearable levels of congestion that demanded a solution, a willingness of commuters to modify their behaviour, and political leadership from Mayor Ken Livingstone. Also available is "The politics of congestion" by Joseph Heath. Institute for Public Policy Research.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research ,Canada, US, EU.

Transport Policy Resource.

Child Tax Benefit Ineffective in Addressing Child Poverty

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Child Tax Benefit Ineffective in Addressing Child Poverty An exhaustive examination of Canada?s family policy concludes that recent federal and provincial government initiatives are misguided and have not efficiently addressed the problems of child poverty. ?The Child Tax Benefit is a dead end? assert Pierre Lefebvre and Philip Merrigan in ?Assessing Family Policy in Canada: A New Deal for Families and Children,? is published byInstitute for Research on Public Policy

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Welfare and Social Security Policy Resource.