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News Manufacturing General Technology
July 9, 2019  

AI, robotics, automation unlikely to lead to mass job losses: Fraser Institute

Essay series contends new jobs will emerge as businesses and workers adapt.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 16, 2018  

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.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 20, 2017  

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.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
November 15, 2017  

Don’t be fooled, Canada’s economy is in decline

Private and international investors have lost confidence; not a competitive place to do business.

News Construction Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 23, 2017  

Trudeau on pace to lead all PMs in per-person federal debt

Based on accumulation outside world wars or economic recessions.

News Energy Manufacturing General
October 18, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 4, 2017  

Carbon pricing systems across Canada undermine potential benefits: report

Fraser Institute says conditions necessary for them to work are not being met.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 2, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing General
February 28, 2017  

Saskatchewan, Manitoba the world’s top mining investment stops

BC, Ontario drop in global ranking over uncertainty surrounding land claims.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 17, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2017  

Happy 150th Canada: Net debt to hit $727.5B this year

Fraser Institute report warns a period of chronic deficits and ballooning debt looms.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
January 17, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 5, 2017  

The Alberta advantage is gone thanks to NDP government tax hikes: study

Fraser Institute reports corporate rates now lower in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 8, 2016  

Government workers’ pay 10.6% higher than private-sector: study

Benefits for federal, provincial and municipal employees are also more generous.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
December 6, 2016  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
December 1, 2016  

Ontarians outside GTA, Golden Horseshoe still hurting post-2009

Job levels, economic performance are slow to recover from the recession: Fraser Institute.

News Manufacturing General
November 29, 2016  

Canada sixth freest country in the world, US drops to 23rd

Hong Kong takes the top spot in the Human Freedom Index.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 15, 2016  

Canada among the top five most economically free countries

But the Fraser Institute warns higher taxes and “stifling’ regulations threaten that standing.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 23, 2016  

Taxes, not necessities, are your biggest household expense

Fraser Institute study finds food, shelter and clothing trail what the government takes.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
August 16, 2016  

Alberta’s emissions cap is high cost, meagre GHG reduction

Fraser Institute study estimates $250 billion in lost production from 2025 to 2040.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 11, 2016  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
July 19, 2016  

Pipeline project delays costs Canada billions a year

They result in prices 20% to 30% below the world price of West Texas Intermediate.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 2, 2016  

Expanding CPP no help to most financially vulnerable

Fraser Institute calls instead for programs targeting low-income seniors needed.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 10, 2016  

Liberals have an opportunity to simplify Canada’s tax system

Eliminating a large number of ineffective tax expenditures could reduce personal income tax rates.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 5, 2016  

CPP promises meagre return, especially for younger workers

Canadians born after 1971 will receive just 2.1% return from the Canada Pension Plan.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 5, 2016  

Ontario energy conservation programs: Cost more than they’re worth?

Fraser Institute study says more comprehensive and independent cost/benefit information is needed.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 17, 2016  

Rising taxes on highly skilled, educated hurt competitiveness

Fraser Institute study says combined federal/provincial rates second highest in G7.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 3, 2016  

Minimum wage hikes do little to reduce poverty

Fraser Institute study finds most such earners don’t live in low-income households.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 20, 2016  

Several reasons to oppose CPP expansion

“An expanded CPP could produce a marked increase in the average Canadian family’s total tax bill…”

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 18, 2016  

Don’t blame the economy for Ont.’s deficits and debt

Fraser Institute study cites government spending as the culprit.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 2, 2016  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 19, 2016  

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.