Provincial Prosperity

— Nov 5, 2019
Printer-friendly version
The Ontario Government’s Electricity Policies 2018–2019

The Ontario Government’s Electricity Policies 2018-2019: How They Are Failing and How to Fix Them finds that electricity prices in Ontario have continued to rise over the past year, despite the Ontario government’s attempts to lower them. In fact, even with a new debt-funded government subsidy, residential electricity prices in Toronto rose by five per cent from April 2018 to April 2019 and residents across Ontario are paying 22 per cent more (on average) for electricity than the rest of Canada.

— Oct 31, 2019
Printer-friendly version
Why Is Equalization Still Growing?

Why Is Equalization Still Growing? finds that due to a specific rule (created in 2009) within Canada’s equalization program, which transfers federal tax dollars to lower-income provinces, total equalization payments to “have-not” provinces must grow every year, even if the gap between richer and poorer provinces shrinks. As a result, total program costs over the past two years have been $2.1 billion (or 5.7 per cent) larger than they would have been without the rule.

— Oct 26, 2019
Printer-friendly version
Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools 2019

The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2019 ranks 463 public, independent, Francophone and Anglophone schools based largely on the results from provincewide tests in French, English, science and mathematics. The Report Card provides parents and educators with objective information that’s difficult to find anywhere else, which is why it’s the go-to source for school performance in Quebec.

Subscribe to the Fraser Institute

Get the latest news from the Fraser Institute on the latest research studies, news and events.