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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...

Setting Workers Free to Choose

Setting Workers Free to Choose

Proposals for increased government regulation and unionization raise the question: can workers across the economy be helped by legislative fiat and by increasing the power of labour unions? The answer, quickly obtained from basic economic principles and a brief survey...

Against the Minimum Wage

Against the Minimum Wage

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has just released a new research paper, Against the Minimum Wage. This research paper is authored by Matthew Lau, a research associate with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. This paper reviews the negative effects of rising...

Labour Laws Are Hampering Young People

Labour laws are meant to protect workers from exploitation and to ensure their safety, but closer examination shows that when it comes to teenagers, the laws are not always doing people a favour. Age restrictions for workers vary from province to province. In 2008,...

The Employment Insurance ripoff

Source: Gregory Thomas, National Post, 20 November 2013 If Stephen Harper really wants to help working Canadians and their families, he needs to scrap the pork-barrelling Employment Insurance (EI) system designed by Pierre Trudeau, and give Canadians back their own...