Category: Education

Big spending, big problems on the horizon for B.C. government

Despite the promise of yet more new programs to come, there’s actually little room in the budget for more spending By Charles Lammam & Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute British Columbia’s new government has tabled its first budget, proposing to…
Measuring Canada’s history and those who helped make us great

It’s a conceit of every generation that they alone are free from poor judgments, intellectual shortcomings and historical myopia By Brian Lee Crowley Managing director Macdonald-Laurier Institute Should efforts to exile Canada’s pre-eminent founder, Sir John A. Macdonald, to the…
Ensure you’re insured if you travel south

If you’re over 55 and planning an extended trip down south, there are a few things you should know about extended stay travel insurance. In a recent TD Insurance survey of snowbirds who are planning to travel, almost one in…
Think carefully before paying a contractor up front

You’ve decided to get going on your dream renovation and worked out the details with a contractor. Now you’re anxious to get the work started. But the contractor wants half the money up front. What should you do? Think very…
CPP is already planning for your retirement

Did you know you’re already planning for your retirement? If you’re between 18 and 70, working within Canada outside of Quebec and earning more than $3,500 each year, you’re actually making your financial future more secure with each paycheque through…
Content knowledge is the foundation of quality education

Content-rich instruction is key to reading comprehension and critical thinking, and it empowers disadvantaged students By Michael Zwaagstra Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy Content-rich instruction may not be as flashy as some of the educational alternatives but it’s…
Back to school: choosing wisely for your children

Independent schools achieve a better balance of good academic, civic, religious and spiritual outcomes By Beth Green Education program director Cardus Parents, what are the top three things to pack in your kid’s school bag? These days, back-to-school supplies like…