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The Daily Friday, April 26, 2019

Press Release

April 26, 2019

Study: Do Youth from Lower- and Higher-income Families Benefit Equally from Postsecondary Education?

A postsecondary education has been identified as a key factor in labour market success, but youth from lower income families are far less likely to pursue a college or university education than their counterparts from higher income families. To address this gap, student loans and grants, as well as education savings incentives are largely designed to provide assistance to families with limited means. However, there has been no evidence on the economic benefits of a postsecondary education by level of parental income until now.

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Farm Management Survey, 2017

According to the 2016 Census of Agriculture, there were 193,492 farms in Canada. These farms are complex businesses that require a high level of management and organization. Due to changing technologies, new and unforeseen issues and the implementation of new laws and regulations, farm operators need to constantly adapt.

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Oilseed crushing statistics, March 2019

Oilseed processors crushed 722 433 tonnes of canola in March. Oil production totalled 313 282 tonnes, while meal production totalled 402 932 tonnes.

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Deliveries of major grains, March 2019

Data on major grain deliveries are now available for March.

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Milled wheat and wheat flour produced, March 2019

Millers milled 275 703 tonnes of wheat in March, while wheat flour production totalled 209 381 tonnes.

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Purchasing power parities, 2017 and 2018

In 2018, the purchasing power of a Canadian dollar was US$0.83, down for the second consecutive year. It declined 0.2% in 2018, following a 0.7% decline in 2017. A purchasing power parity (PPP) of US$0.83 indicates that the equivalent goods and services bought by CAN$100 in Canada would require US$83 to purchase in the United States.

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Computer and peripherals price indexes, March 2019

The price of desktop and similar computers, laptop and tablet computers, and servers declined 0.1% in March.

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Commercial Software Price Index, March 2019

The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) increased 0.2% from February to March.

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