The Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) recently sounded an alarm about the continuing loss of the country’s brightest and best, who, in growing numbers, are choosing to leave and pursue their careers elsewhere.
Do Lower Rates Equal More Revenues?
Yes, they do. Therefore with the small budget surpluses at hand, the government should choose to lower taxes.
Vouchers And Teachers’ Unions
Opposition to school choice in Canada is most vehement in the leadership of teachers’ unions. This is unfortunate because their counterparts in countries that use school vouchers think very differently.
A Conversation with Brian Lee Crowley
DR. BRIAN LEE CROWLEY is the founding president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax, an economic and social policy think tank that encourages broad debate on strategies for economic development in Atlantic Canada and nationally. Frontier...
Alberta Politics and Empty Promises of Health-care Solutions
The writ has been dropped and Albertans are off to the polls on May 29. That leaves just four weeks for political leaders and voters to sort out what is arguably the most divisive, yet significant, issue for this election - health care. On Day 2, NDP leader Rachel...
There’s Nothing Fair About Canadian Health Care
For the past 14 years, Vancouver surgeon Dr. Brian Day has led the charge for health-care reform, pushing for the right of patients to pay for private care if their health and well-being are threatened as a result of waiting in a stagnant and overburdened public...
Transformers: More than Meets the Eye
The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...
End Mail Monopoly To Fix Service
In North America, we hang on to our antiquated, protected monopoly postal service. What do we get for it? Less service and higher prices
Saskatchewan Restructures Pork
Roy Romanow has abandoned the cherished ideal of a single-desk system when it comes to Saskatchewan Pork.
The Cuff Report – Tricky Treat?
After George Cuff reported on the operations of Winnipeg’s City Council, strategies are developed to improve the problems that Cuff laid out.
Who’s Better Off With Alberta’s Welfare Reform?
A revealing study done by the Canada West Foundation of Calgary shows that the reforms implemented to get people off of welfare did not at all really affect previous welfare users negatively.
City Does Not Need New Water Plant
The Coca-Cola Company recently caused a minor uproar when it hinted it might vary its soft drink prices with weather conditions.
Stephan Fantauzzo, Executive Director, AFSCME, Indianapolis local
Last spring the Frontier Centre invited a union leader from Indianapolis to visit Winnipeg, to speak on that city’s policy of “managed competition”. Stephan Fantauzzo is Executive Director of Council 62, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and represents civic workers at the City of Indianapolis.
Manitoba’s Rent Control Folly
Well-meaning attempts by government to regulate prices usually fail. Manitoba’s highly regulated apartment market is no exception.
Technology Collapsing Monopolies
Advances in technology will encourage deregulation.