Frontier Centre Releases Tapping Into Our Potential: Occupational Freedom and Aboriginal Workers

Aboriginal Futures, Canada, Commentary, Joseph Quesnel, Press Release, Regulation, Workplace

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy released today Tapping Into Our Potential: Occupational Freedom and Aboriginal Workers. In this policy study, Frontier policy analyst Joseph Quesnel argues that Canada’s Aboriginal peoples represent vast unrealized potential for the skilled trades. In Canada, …

Toward a Self Employed Nation?

Commentary, Saskatchewan, Wendell Cox, Workplace

The United States labor market has been undergoing a substantial shift toward small-scale entrepreneurship. The number of proprietors – owners of businesses who are not wage and salary employees, has skyrocketed, especially in the last decade. Proprietors are self employed business owners who use Internal Revenue Service Schedule C to file their federal income tax. Wage and salary workers are all employees of any establishment (private or government), from executives to non-supervisory workers.

Let’s Worry About Skills, Not Outsourcing

Frontier Centre, Immigration, Saskatchewan, Workplace, Worth A Look

If you landed back in Canada this week from outer space, or even southern Florida, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d hit a wormhole in time and that it was actually 1990. A debate is raging about whether business should outsource jobs if it makes the business more profitable. Wait, you might think, we settled this long ago. And except when it becomes campaign trail rhetoric in America, we understand that outsourcing is not a bad thing.