Federal Reform Series

— Feb 27, 2024
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Federal Reforms to Improve Housing Affordability

Federal Reforms to Improve Housing Affordability is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on federal policy reforms. This essay documents the large and growing imbalance between housing supply and demand, and highlight’s the federal government’s influence on housing markets.

— Feb 13, 2024
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A Case for Spending Restraint in Canada: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget

A Case for Spending Restraint: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget is a new study that finds the federal government could achieve a balanced budget within a couple short years with only modest spending restraint, such as slowing the growth in nominal program spending by only 4.3 per cent.

— Feb 13, 2024
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Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target

Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target is a new essay in the Institute’s series on federal reforms, which highlights how Canada is unlikely to meet the NATO spending target of two per cent of GDP without running large deficits and accumulating debt.

— Jan 12, 2024
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Understanding the Nature of Canada’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges

Understanding the Nature of Canada’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges is a new essay—the first in the Institute’s upcoming series on federal policy reforms—that documents the marked deterioration of Canada’s finances, economic stagnation and the collapse in business investment the country has suffered since 2015.

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