Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report (Fraser Institute)

Ford’s tax pledge will help Ontario’s economy recovery (Fraser Institute)

No matter how you measure it, Ontario’s budget deficit is on track to be the largest in provincial history. And while this year’s massive deficit is primarily due to forces outside the government’s control—mainly the COVID 19 recession—Premier Ford must develop a strategy to deal with the problem.

Ben Eisen

Trudeau floats false rhetoric on ‘new’ taxes (Fraser Institute)

Despite promising significant increases to already historically high spending, Prime Minister Trudeau recently pledged there will be no new taxes.

Economist, Fraser Institute

Average Canadian family spends nearly $39,000 per year on taxes (Fraser Institute)

As the pandemic continues to hamper the economy, many Canadian families struggling to keep up with monthly expenses including rent or mortgage.

Economist, Fraser Institute
Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute

Canadians should know how much we pay for health care (Fraser Institute)

Due to the COVID pandemic and recession, there’s now heightened interest in transparent reporting of health and economic indicators.

Associate Director, Health Policy Studies, Fraser Institute
Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute

COVID crisis presents opportunity for trade reform in Atlantic Canada (Fraser Institute)

Earlier this summer, the four Atlantic provinces formed the “Atlantic Bubble” as the region works toward freer movement of people amid the COVID crisis. And clearly, the pandemic’s effect on the economy underscores the value of free movement of people and goods, which—on the bright side—presents some opportunity.

Policy Analyst
Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Alberta careening towards fiscal disaster (Fraser Institute)

Successive Alberta governments have mismanaged the province’s finances for decades. The recent oil price drop and stock market crash means Alberta’s finances, already in trouble, are now potentially careening towards disaster.

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Things the Liberal government knows that just ain’t so—Canada is the ‘best place to invest’ (Fraser Institute)

Despite all the evidence, Prime Minister Trudeau, his government (and those around them) really believe their policies have made Canada the best place to invest.

President, Fraser Institute
Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute

Policymakers across Canada should study Michigan’s success (Fraser Institute)

In a development that has implications for the entire country, Fiat Chrysler recently announced it will layoff 1,500 unionized workers from its plant in Windsor, Ontario. Although many factors drive a company’s employment decisions, the overall competitiveness of the jurisdiction is important. And Michigan’s smart policy choices helped turn around the state’s economic fortunes—a fact policymakers in Ontario, other provinces and Parliament Hill should understand.

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Trudeau should learn from B.C. and rethink legislating UN declaration into federal law (Fraser Institute)

The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) was approved by the UN General Assembly in 2007. Its most controversial feature is a call for “free, prior and informed consent” (FPIC) by Indigenous peoples before economic development projects can take place on lands they inhabit or to which they may have a claim.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Distinguished Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary