BC Prosperity

— Sep 3, 2020
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Report Card on British Columbia's Secondary Schools 2020

The Fraser Institute today released its Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools, 2020, which ranks 252 public and independent secondary schools based on six academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates and graduation rates.

— Aug 6, 2020
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Who Bears the Burden of British Columbia’s Employer Health Tax?

Who Bears the Burden of British Columbia’s Employer Health Tax? Finds that B.C.’s new “health tax,” which essentially replaced the province’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), will cost the average worker nearly $3,000 per year in foregone wages.

— Feb 19, 2020
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Interest Costs and their Growing Burden on Canadians

Interest Costs and their Growing Burden on Canadians finds that in fiscal year 2019-20, Ottawa will spend more than $24 billion on federal debt interest payments, as the federal debt has increased by more than $260 billion since the 2008-09 recession. The study also compares government debt interest costs among provinces.

— Jan 16, 2020
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The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians

The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians finds that, since 2007/08, the year before the last recession, combined federal and provincial debt has grown from $837.0 billion to a projected $1.5 trillion in 2019/20. The study also breakdowns provincial debt burdens based on several different measures.

— Nov 28, 2019
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia, 2019

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia finds that government employee wages in B.C. were 5.8 per cent higher (on average) than wages for comparable workers in the province’s private sector, and government employees also enjoy more generous benefits.

— Jun 27, 2019
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Report Card on British Columbia's Secondary Schools 2019

The Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools, 2019 rates more than 250 public and independent secondary schools based on seven academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates, and graduation rates. The Report Card provides parents with information they can’t easily get anywhere else. In addition to five years of academic results, the Report Card also shows which schools are improving or falling behind.

BC Prosperity Research Experts

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics, Simon Fraser University
  • Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Windsor
  • Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute
  • President, Fraser Institute