Explores empowering indigenous Canadians by bringing them into the economic mainstream, restoring property and commercial rights.
Priority topics include funding aboriginals individually (instead of funding the reserve system) and a strategy to phase out the Indian Act.
Core Public Sector Reform
Applying the principles of transparency (measuring delivery costs and results), neutrality (objectively considering all delivery alternatives), and separation (focusing elected officials on policymaking, separated from operations) to policy delivery. Explore divestment and privatization of crown corporations and public services.
Crown Corporation Valuations
Using the intrinsic value and the market-based valuation methods, Frontier provides Canadians with accurate divestiture approximations for Crown corporations.
These valuations provide Canadians with the information they need to determine the valuation of these Crown corporations and have the ability to decide on public choice alternatives. Using net income substituted for free cash flow and taxed at statutory rates, along wtih seven standard valuation metrics (trailing and forward Price/Earnings, Price/ Sales; Price/Book Value; Enterprise Value to Earnings Before Interest, Taxes & Depreciation & Amortization [EV/EBITDA]; Revenue/EBITDA; Price/Operating Cash Flow), these valuations provide readers with the current value ranges.
Defending free speech in Canada; expanding the boundaries of acceptable speech and freedom to legitimately discuss and fairly debate controversial issues; intelligent push back on identity politics; cultural Marxism and speech codes and political correctness run amok.
Studying methods of instruction that lead to high student achievements such as content-based curriculum, mastery of the academic basics, and teacher-led classrooms. Debunking educational fads (such as 21st-century skills, no-zero policies, and discovery learning), not supported by research evidence.
Examines and compares successful models of healthcare delivery in other countries that could restore and improve the quality and effectiveness of Canada’s healthcare system.
During 2008-2011 in partnership with a Swedish think tank, Frontier produced healthcare indexes comparing Canada to 32 European countries, and provincial healthcare systems on patient responsiveness.
Examines land use regulation impacts on housing affordability in Canada; promoting private home ownership; exposing the real costs of densification and “smart growth” policies.
Our annual housing affordability index compares house price affordability across Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
Immigration & Workplace
Examines the changing labour marketplace including policy biases in favour of employees versus contractors, telecommuting, the demographic challenge/immigration, achieving European standards for workplace bargaining and employment tax reform.
The Local Government Performance Index (LGPI) benchmarks transparency levels, financial and service performance of the 100 largest Canadian cities.
Promote discussion of high vs low-performance cities, including supporting legislative principles and best practices for making or buying services.
Practical policy road maps for government featuring best practices in standard areas of public policy including taxation, service delivery, and governance.
Public Finance & Fiscal Federalism
Examines politically viable alternatives to the present equalization system which keeps recipient provinces dependent on subsidies and blunts their incentives to create innovative economies.
Energy, Environment, Climate
Solving environmental problems without reducing freedom.
Maximizing consumer and broader economic benefits from market-oriented transport policies that embrace new technologies; competitive supply and smarter/less government regulation.