Fraser Forum - March 2010: Canada - US Relations in 2010

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In this issue:

HST will help, not hinder, Manitobans
by Niels Veldhuis and Charles Lammam
Implementing a harmonized sales tax in Manitoba would reduce costs for businesses and encourage investment in the province.

Global warming on trial
by Diane Katz
The Copenhagen Conference in December failed to yield a binding international agreement on reductions of CO2 emissions—and it’s just as well. Recent evidence shows that, contrary to the claims of global warming alarmists, the science is anything but settled.

Quarterly Research Alert
Our researchers summarize the findings of recent studies on important topics, including fiscal policy, entrepreneurship, and poverty.

Aerospace subsidies: The latest “distortion of competition”
by Mark Milke
Canada should renew its commitment to open, competitive markets by ending loan guarantees and subsidies for aerospace manufacturers such as Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney.

Canada-US relations in 2010
by Alexander Moens
This year, Canada should move beyond its past disputes with the United States and work towards strengthening its economic ties with its southern neighbour.

Change, continuity, or both?
by Alan W. Dowd
A closer look at Obama’s first year as President of the United States shows that there has been more continuity with the previous administration’s foreign policy than his supporters expected and less change than his opponents feared.

Deficits and debts
by Jason Clemens and Julie Kaszton
In 2009, the US federal debt reached an estimated $7.6 trillion. At some point in the near future, substantial fiscal reforms will have to be made in order for the United States to achieve some level of fiscal sustainability

The Canada-US softwood lumber dispute: A brief history
by Csaba Hajdu
Over the last 20 years, the Canada-US softwood lumber war has taken a serious toll on Canada’s forestry sector.

Stay the course? Let’s hope not
by Niels Veldhuis and Charles Lammam
The federal government needs to reconsider its plans to continue to spend money on ineffective “stimulus” measures. Instead, it should focus on cutting taxes and eliminating the deficit.

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