Category: Politics

Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost

While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won’t come cheap By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” –…
Open for business? Not B.C.

B.C. government sending all the wrong signals to investors, which could lead to a rude economic awakening By Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre & Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute Consumer spending and a hot real estate market have helped buoy British…
Canada’s health-care wait times hit new record high

Although we know that universal systems elsewhere deliver more timely access at similar or lower costs, we still pursue wrong-headed policies By Bacchus Barua Associate director Centre for Health Policy Studies The Fraser Institute Canada’s national shame is at a…
New NDP government puts B.C. finances back on shaky ground

The B.C. government has sent a troubling signal that big spending, tax increases and deficits are back as the prevailing fiscal policies By Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis The Fraser Institute During the spring 2017 election campaign, John Horgan convinced…
The death of the carbon tax revenue neutrality myth

Without B.C.’s revenue-neutral tax as a template, other provinces are free to indulge in foolish green fund spending orgies By Peter Shawn Taylor Contributor Canadians for Affordable Energy The dream of a revenue-neutral carbon tax is over. The notion of…
Clueless Trudeau government botches tax reform

The amount of taxes extracted from working Canadians driven by “modest deficits” spiralling out of control By Gwyn Morgan Contributor Troy Media The throaty growl coming from entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers and even farmers across the country in response to Finance…
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…