Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

8:36AM
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On the minimum wage, Ford once again follows Wynne’s lead

The Ontario government plans to increase the minimum wage to $15 in January.


3:31PM
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New COVID spending may do more harm than good

Several businesses, particularly in the service industry, are struggling to find workers.


2:12PM
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Trudeau’s record-high spending hasn’t translated into strong economic growth

During the Trudeau period, business investment actually declined by 0.2 per cent.


9:40AM
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Before adding new programs, Ottawa should consider what Canadians already pay for health care

The Trudeau government will likely expand the scope of our public health-care system and Canadian families will pay even more for public health care every year.


2:22PM
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New Federal Government Cannot Continue the Debt Binge
The new Liberal minority government should develop a credible plan to balance the budget and stop debt accumulation.

11:41AM
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Federal debt accumulation will disproportionately burden younger Canadians

Over a two-year span, Ottawa is expected to add more than $500 billion in federal debt.


11:13AM
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With higher oil prices, Alberta government must avoid fiscal mistakes of the past

The price of Brent Crude oil could reach US$100 per barrel in 2022 due to a surge in demand.


10:42AM
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Deficits for 50 years—a plan fraught with risks and consequences

The Trudeau government plans to implement new spending programs including national childcare and pharmacare.


10:34AM
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Trudeau government ‘buy back’ firearms plan may cost up to $6.7 billion

Licenced firearms owners are much less likely to commit criminal acts than other Canadians.


3:18PM
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New report notes ‘over-equalizing’ nature of equalization program

Currently, equalization payments increase in line with nominal GDP growth.


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