New Brunswick’s tax strategy drains the economy

The Laffer curve shows us that taxing the rich too much simply drives down economic activity, and pushes the tax burden to mid- and low-income earners

New Brunswick’s tax strategy drains the economy
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Taxing the rich too much simply drives down economic activity, and pushes the tax burden to mid- and low-income earners

Lowering costs, not raising wages, key to helping low-income earners

Remove trade barriers, end supply management and reduce payroll taxes – don't hike minimum wages – if you really want to address income discrepancies in Canada

Lowering costs, not raising wages, key to helping low-income earners
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Remove trade barriers, end supply management and reduce payroll taxes – don’t hike minimum wages – if you really want to address income discrepancies in Canada

Mapping the route to more effective health care

To improve value and spur innovation, we need to change the way we pay for health care by encouraging those providers who experiment and innovate

Mapping the route to more effective health care
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To improve value and spur innovation, we need to change the way we pay for health care by encouraging those providers who experiment and innovate

The bear will have a tall skinny Americano to go please …

As urban sprawl intensifies, we shouldn’t be too surprised when displaced wildlife decides to take a tour through town on their way to a new place of residence

The bear will have a tall skinny Americano to go please …
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As urban sprawl intensifies, we shouldn’t be too surprised when displaced wildlife decides to take a tour through town on their way to a new place of residence

Atlantic Canada’s golden opportunity for American immigration

Tell them Atlantic Canada is building, and that they will be key players in the growth of Canada’s most beautiful region as it prepares for the 21st century

Atlantic Canada’s golden opportunity for American immigration
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Tell them Atlantic Canada is building, and that they will be key players in the growth of Canada’s most beautiful region as it prepares for the 21st century

City-bound: the changing face of New Brunswick

As population declines outside of the province’s big three centres continues, it should force a rethink on how to nurture growth in rural areas

City-bound: the changing face of New Brunswick
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WEBBER: As population declines outside of the province’s big three centres continues, it should force a rethink on how to nurture growth in rural areas

Corporate welfare no way to run a brewery

If a producer needs an injection of tax dollars to survive, that company shouldn’t be in business

Corporate welfare no way to run a brewery
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WILLIAMSON: If a producer needs an injection of tax dollars to survive, that company shouldn’t be in business

Beer-barrel economics: what goes down stimulates the economy

A cut in beer prices in New Brunswick led to an increase in beer sales to Nova Scotia and Quebec residents

Beer-barrel economics: what goes down stimulates the economy
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WILLIAMSON: A cut in beer prices in New Brunswick led to an increase in beer sales to Nova Scotia and Quebec residents

New Brunswick HST increase outweighs spending cuts five to one

Raising taxes to pay for more spending isn't working; new jobs aren't being created and subsidies to add workers can't be sustained

New Brunswick HST increase outweighs spending cuts five to one
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WILLIAMSON: Raising taxes to pay for more spending isn’t working; new jobs aren’t being created and subsidies to add workers can’t be sustained

Finding inspiration in Britain’s economic resourcefulness

Policy-makers in New Brunswick should emulate Britain's economic and budget policies; instead, they raise taxes and discourage growth

Finding inspiration in Britain’s economic resourcefulness
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WILLIAMSON: Policy-makers in New Brunswick should emulate Britain’s economic and budget policies; instead, they raise taxes and discourage growth