New Brunswick faces a painful population crunch

The rapid increase in the elderly population is creating a fiscal crisis, which demands innovative solutions

New Brunswick faces a painful population crunch
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The rapid increase in the elderly population is creating a fiscal crisis, which demands innovative solutions

Another province calls Trudeau’s carbon tax bluff

Wearing thin is the insistence from carbon tax proponents across Canada that there was no other way this could have played out

Another province calls Trudeau’s carbon tax bluff
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Wearing thin is the insistence from carbon tax proponents across Canada that there was no other way this could have played out

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

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada

Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada
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Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist

Minimum wage prices low-skilled workers out of a job

Governments should abolish the fruitless minimum wage if they want to do right by young and low-income persons

Minimum wage prices low-skilled workers out of a job
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Governments should abolish the fruitless minimum wage if they want to do right by young and low-income persons

New Brunswickers should raise a glass to Gerard Comeau

New Brunswick has finally lowered its beer prices after a court challenge over punitive provincial trade barriers to the movement of alcohol. But the fight is far from over

New Brunswickers should raise a glass to Gerard Comeau
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New Brunswick has finally lowered its beer prices after a court challenge over punitive provincial trade barriers to the movement of alcohol. But the fight is far from over

NB needs a better funding formula for low-income students

The experience across Canada suggests little correlation between tuition rates and post-secondary education participation among low-income persons

NB needs a better funding formula for low-income students
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WEBBER: The experience across Canada suggests little correlation between tuition rates and post-secondary education participation among low-income persons

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

N.B. on its way to building a more inclusive democracy

Electoral reform recommendations seek to build a bigger democratic tent and populate it with under-represented New Brunswickers

N.B. on its way to building a more inclusive democracy
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PASSARIS: Electoral reform recommendations seek to build a bigger democratic tent and populate it with under-represented New Brunswickers

Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers’ habits

Such taxes do little to reduce consumption of targeted products, don't change health habits and can produce perverse, unintended consequences

Soda taxes all fizz, no substance in changing consumers’ habits
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WEBBER: Evidence suggests such taxes do little to reduce consumption of targeted products, don’t change health habits and can produce perverse, unintended consequences