AI, robotics, automation unlikely to lead to mass job losses: Fraser Institute
Essay series contends new jobs will emerge as businesses and workers adapt.
The most irrational, damaging or downright dumb beliefs of 2017
A look back at 2017 shows far too many instances in Canada where we got it all wrong.
Ontario must pull the plug on painful electricity-related policies
Rates for industry are among highest in North America, thanks to a series of bad policy decisions.
Don’t be fooled, Canada’s economy is in decline
Private and international investors have lost confidence; not a competitive place to do business.
Trudeau on pace to lead all PMs in per-person federal debt
Based on accumulation outside world wars or economic recessions.
Ontario electricity costs cut 74,000 manufacturing jobs since 2008
Fraser Institute study says 1.8 jobs lost to every one gained from green energy.
Carbon pricing systems across Canada undermine potential benefits: report
Fraser Institute says conditions necessary for them to work are not being met.
Much of the infrastructure spending unlikely to grow economy: Report
Fraser Institute study shows only 11 cents on the dollar related to transportation and trade.
Saskatchewan, Manitoba the world’s top mining investment stops
BC, Ontario drop in global ranking over uncertainty surrounding land claims.
Fraser Institute says BC’s carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral
Study suggests tax was revenue neutral up until 2013, when BC stopped providing new cuts to offset the additional revenues.
Happy 150th Canada: Net debt to hit $727.5B this year
Fraser Institute report warns a period of chronic deficits and ballooning debt looms.
Closing Ontario’s coal-fired power did little to reduce pollution
As the federal government moves to phase out coal by 2030, the Fraser Institute it to heed the province’s example.
The Alberta advantage is gone thanks to NDP government tax hikes: study
Fraser Institute reports corporate rates now lower in BC, Ontario and Quebec.
Government workers’ pay 10.6% higher than private-sector: study
Benefits for federal, provincial and municipal employees are also more generous.
Sask. more attractive for oil and gas companies than Alberta: study
Province tumbles on Fraser Institute Policy Perception Index in the 2016 Global Petroleum Survey.
Ontarians outside GTA, Golden Horseshoe still hurting post-2009
Job levels, economic performance are slow to recover from the recession: Fraser Institute.
Canada sixth freest country in the world, US drops to 23rd
Hong Kong takes the top spot in the Human Freedom Index.
Canada among the top five most economically free countries
But the Fraser Institute warns higher taxes and “stifling’ regulations threaten that standing.
Taxes, not necessities, are your biggest household expense
Fraser Institute study finds food, shelter and clothing trail what the government takes.
Alberta’s emissions cap is high cost, meagre GHG reduction
Fraser Institute study estimates $250 billion in lost production from 2025 to 2040.
Ontario: follow Michigan’s lead to boost manufacturing
Fraser Institute study outlines measures the Wolverine State since 2011 for a rebound in jobs and growth.
Pipeline project delays costs Canada billions a year
They result in prices 20% to 30% below the world price of West Texas Intermediate.
Expanding CPP no help to most financially vulnerable
Fraser Institute calls instead for programs targeting low-income seniors needed.
Liberals have an opportunity to simplify Canada’s tax system
Eliminating a large number of ineffective tax expenditures could reduce personal income tax rates.
CPP promises meagre return, especially for younger workers
Canadians born after 1971 will receive just 2.1% return from the Canada Pension Plan.
Ontario energy conservation programs: Cost more than they’re worth?
Fraser Institute study says more comprehensive and independent cost/benefit information is needed.
Rising taxes on highly skilled, educated hurt competitiveness
Fraser Institute study says combined federal/provincial rates second highest in G7.
Minimum wage hikes do little to reduce poverty
Fraser Institute study finds most such earners don’t live in low-income households.
Several reasons to oppose CPP expansion
“An expanded CPP could produce a marked increase in the average Canadian family’s total tax bill…”
Don’t blame the economy for Ont.’s deficits and debt
Fraser Institute study cites government spending as the culprit.
When it comes to CPP costs, size not an advantage
Fraser Institute study compares it with Ontario pension funds and deflates economies of scale argument for expansion.
Corporate tax hikes reduce worker wages: study
Fraser Institute pegs a 1% increase reduces average hourly wage 0.15% to 0.24% the following year.