Garreth Bloor

Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Garreth Bloor is a policy analyst with the Fraser Institute, working largely in the Centre for Municipal Studies. His previous work in public policy includes roles as the executive councillor responsible for economic development and spatial planning in the City of Cape Town, South Africa from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Bloor holds undergraduate degrees in social science and arts (Hons.) from the University of Cape Town and served on the university’s Council and University Research Committee. He has addressed events and presented papers at dozens of conferences globally. From 2018 to 2020 at the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, he led trade and investment engagements in Canada and across the African continent.

Recent Research by Garreth Bloor

— Aug 25, 2022
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Comparing per-Person Spending and Revenue in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, 2009–2019

Comparing per-Person Spending and Revenue in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, 2009–2019 is a new study that finds across the 26 municipalities that constitute the GTHA, per person spending (adjusted for inflation) increased by 9.6 per cent between 2009 and 2019, and Toronto remained the highest spending municipality in 2019. Not surprisingly, there is a connection between high spending municipalities and high tax municipalities, as Toronto, the highest spending municipality was also the 3rd highest taxing municipality (total per person revenues adjusted for inflation) in 2019.

— Aug 11, 2022
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Comparing per-Person Spending and Revenue in Metro Vancouver, 2009–2019

Comparing Per Person Spending and Revenue in Metro Vancouver, 2009-2019 is a new study that finds per-person spending has increased across all 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities by 15.2 per cent between 2009 and 2019, after accounting for inflation. Not surprisingly, there is a connection between high spending municipalities and high tax municipalities, as West Vancouver, the highest spending municipality, was also the 2nd highest taxed municipality in 2019, and New Westminster and the City of Vancouver also ranked highly in both spending per person and per person revenues.