"In today’s media, on our college campuses, and on the streets of our great cities, no cry is more pervasive than the demand for “social justice” for America’s minorities. While much attention is given to athletes, academic pundits, political activists, and media...
Restoring the ‘Canadian Brand’ – Countering Activist Misinformation on Canadian Mining Abroad
Mining is one of the most important industries to the Canadian economy, and despite COVID-19’s impact on the sector, mining will play a significant role in the post-pandemic economic recovery. Moreover, the mining industry is one of the largest private sector...
The Tides Foundation Washes Over Canada
Tides is not the only organization involved in the anti-oilsands efforts, but it rivals the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as the best known. This paper profiles the 51 Canadian organizations that the Tides Foundation gave USD $20,000 or more in 2016. This examination...
16th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey
How affordable is housing in your City? There has long been concern about deteriorating housing affordability in Canada. The OECD has expressed concerns about the decline of the middle-class in Canada and the substantial role of house price increases. Two of the 10...
Weaponizing the Law
The indictment of former U.S. president Donald Trump for crimes invented by his political opponents is the most egregious example yet seen of the weaponizing of the law. The United States is now full of examples. However, in Canada, we also see the law being...
“Looking At” Seizing Control Over Western Canada’s Natural Resources
OTTAWA, REGINA - Last week, two things happened that could have profound impacts on natural resources development in Saskatchewan. One is a hint the federal government might want to take control of natural resources away from the provinces, and the other is the...
The Swedish Response to Covid-19 versus Canada
In a recent New York Times article, David Wallace Wells asked, “How did No-Mandate Sweden End up with such an average pandemic”. Let’s be clear. This admission from the New York Times, who tried to destroy the response to Covid-19, starting in April 2020 and...
Seven Myths About Green Jobs
This study, by the Climate describes seven myths about “green jobs” initiatives that can lead people to falsely believe that government mandates, subsidies and forced technological innovations will bolster economic performance by creating “green jobs. In fact, the paper argues that massive green jobs initiatives are likely to hinder future economic growth and result in net job destruction.
6th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey
The 6th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 265 markets in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Case For Affordable Housing In Regina
The Canadian Centre for Policy alternatives realizes some home truths about affordable housing: “[Inclusionary zoning] amounts to a narrowly focused tax that aims to serve a broad social function. The real estate industry has become a target because people view the lack of affordable housing as a real estate problem. However, experience in other jurisdictions suggests it is more of an income distribution and regulatory problem…. While attention is focused on distribution of the housing pie, the fundamental supply problems remain unsolved. A better approach is to enlarge the pie to be shared.”
2nd/3rd Annual Local Government Performance Index
Comparing the financial health and financial reporting standards of Canada’s largest municipalities.
The ‘Right to Buy’
The benefits of allowing state tenants to purchase their homes are massive: reducing reliance on the state, creating civic pride and a greater sense of social inclusion, improving neighbourhood appearance and safety and providing a basis for financial security.
4th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey
The only international analysis of its kind, the 4th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey expands coverage to 227 markets in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
1st Annual Local Government Performance Index
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy releases its inaugural Local Government Performance Index (LGPI). It contains some 3000 data points concerning the 2005 financial performance of municipalities in Canada’s 30 most populous jurisdictions.
Public Consultations on Canada’s Democratic Institutions and Practices
This document reports on findings from the Government of Canada’s public consultations on Canada’s democratic institutions and practices.