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Number of jobs lost across Canada since October: 213,000 | Minimum number of full-time employees in the Canadian media who lost their jobs in October, November and December 2008: 1,200 | …

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  Amount Ontario will receive in equalization payments in the next fiscal year: $347 million   Amount Ontario has contributed to the equalization program over the past 50 years: roughly $100 billion   Percentage increase of charitable donations in Canada between 2005-2006: 8.3 Percentage decrease…

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Estimated number of years until healthcare spending will amount more than half of total provincial revenue in… Quebec: 86 years New Brunswick: 11 years Newfoundland & Labrador: 17 years Median wait time for surgical/therapeutic treatment in 2008 in… Ontario: 13.3 weeks Saskatchewan: 28.8 weeks Newfoundland…

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Average number of children per woman in 2006: 1.59 Average age of women giving birth in 2006: 29.3 Average age of women giving birth in 1986: 27 First births among women aged 30-34: 26% Number of children per family needed to maintain population in Canada…

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Average number of hours Canadians spent listening to radio in 2006: 20.5 hours per week Average in 2007: 18.3 hours per week Average number of hours for teenagers in 2007: 7.2 hours per week Hours Newfoundlanders spent listening to radio in 2007: 18.6 hours per…

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Average hourly wage for Canadians over 24 in August 2008: $21.13 For men: $22.90 Women: $19.27 Ages 15-24: $12.39 Average price of a resale home in Canada in July 2008: $302,298 Average hourly wage for Newfoundlanders over 24 in August 2008: $18.37 For men: $20.44…

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Number of degrees colder world temperatures have been this year compared to the average for 2000-2008: Greater than 0.1°C 2008’s ranking on the “Warmest Years Since 1850” scale: 10th Coldest year on record: 1862 Average temperature that year: -0.616°C Average world temperature so far for…

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Number of MUN presidential candidates vetoed by Education Minister Joan Burke: 2 Number of NL gynecological oncologists who submitted resignations recently: 3 Number of moose killed in vehicle collisions on the night of July 28: 4 Number of runners who needed help from the St….

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Population growth in Newfoundland and Labrador over first three months of 2008: 200 people Population growth in the second quarter: 171 people Population growth in Newfoundland and Labrador over first three months of 2007: -1,800 people Total population of Newfoundland and Labrador: 508,270 Number of…

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Amount spent on air travel by federal MPs last year: $26 million Number of votes cast for Ron Ellsworth in the recent municipal byelection: 19,509 Number of votes cast Paul Sears (runner up for deputy-mayor): 7,558 Number of cod allowed to be caught per person…

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St. John’s estimated expenditure on public transit for 2008 : $7,855,710 Canada’s gender gap ranking for women in government according to the World Economic Forum : 36th Sri Lanka’s ranking : 7th Percentage of female MPs in Canada : 20 Percentage of female MHAs in…

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Canadian nurses not working overtime who reported medication error: 14% Canadian nurses working overtime who reported medication error: 22% Proportion of Canadian households using only land-line telephone service: 30% Number of households in NL  using only land-line telephone service: 36% Newfoundland and Labrador GDP per…

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Number of people assisted by a food bank in NL in March 2007 : 26,746 Median after-tax family income in Newfoundland and Labrador : $48,500 Median after-tax family income in Alberta : $70,500 Cost of a litre of gas at the Torbay Road Irving on…

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Total amount spent on pharmaceuticals in Canada in 2005 : $24.8 billion Total amount spent in 1985 : $4 billion Salary range for a pathologist (a person who analyses lab samples) in NL : $191,600-$234,920 Salary range for a pathologist in Ontario : $300,000-unlimited Sources…