Fraser Forum - May/June 2012: Canada's 2012 budget: A lack of leadership in tacling deficits and debt

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In this issue:

Follow Indiana’s lead: Canadian provinces should give workers choice
by Niels Veldhuis and Amela Karabegović
Indiana has become the 23rd US state to implement worker choice laws. Canadian provinces should follow suit and allow workers to decide what they want.

More Rae Days ahead?
by Niels Veldhuis and Milagros Palacios
Interim leader of the Liberal party Bob Rae’s record is studied and questioned.

The no-cut federal budget
by Niels Veldhuis, Charles Lammam, and Milagros Palacios
The 2012 federal budget does not call for spending cuts and only offers up savings.

Nothing “conservative” about Alberta’s budget
by Niels Veldhuis, Nadeem Esmail, and Milagros Palacios
Alberta’s 2012 budget does not provide a credible plan to balance the province’s budget.

BC’s 2012 budget: A firm foundation for the future?
by Charles Lammam and Niels Veldhuis
Will BC be able to balance the budget with increased spending and increased taxes?

Ontario’s budget 2012: A missed opportunity
by Niels Veldhuis, Charles Lammam, and Milagros Palacios
Ontario finance minister had the chance to present a bold budget that would make real changes in the province; he chose the status quo.

Stealth confiscation: Property takings via regulations
by Mark Milke
A look at examples of property takings by provincial governments.

Canada’s aging Medicare burden
by Bacchus Barua and Mark Rovere
What effect will Canada’s aging population have on the health care system?

Why we wait
by Bacchus Barua
Long waits continue in Canadian health care but what are the main causes?

Regulation review: Canada’s food cartels versus consumers
by Mark Milke
Canada’s cartel-like supply management boards should be abolished.

Quarterly Research Alert
Our researchers summarize new research on: government size, tax policy, fiscal policy, and labour market policy.

Dupes for the state
by Walter Williams
From tobacco laws to property rights, governments continue to over regulate our lives.

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