Newfoundland needs a legislative budget officer

While no single solution will resolve the province’s fiscal crisis, an LBO would ensure that elected officials are informed in their deliberations

Newfoundland needs a legislative budget officer
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

While no single solution will resolve the province’s fiscal crisis, an LBO would ensure that elected officials are informed in their deliberations

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
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

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
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

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

Revenue wells run dry in Newfoundland and Labrador

The latest provincial budget continues a risky strategy: spending far beyond the government's means, as the debt continues to pile up

Revenue wells run dry in Newfoundland and Labrador
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

HOLLETT: The latest provincial budget continues a risky strategy: spending far beyond the government’s means, as the debt continues to pile up

Creditors will be chief audience for Newfoundland budget

The financial problem facing the government is so large that it will need to borrow enormous amounts over the next five years, no matter what

Creditors will be chief audience for Newfoundland budget
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

HOLLETT: The financial problem facing the government is so large that it will need to borrow enormous amounts over the next five years, no matter what

Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas

Even though there's a wealth of evidence supporting traditional teaching techniques, officials too often push an ideological agenda to teaching

Improve teacher working conditions by dumping bad ideas
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

ZWAAGSTRA: Even though there’s a wealth of evidence supporting traditional teaching techniques, officials too often push an ideological agenda to teaching

Atlantic Canada’s oversized public sector

Money can be saved by paring the size of the public sector, finding efficiencies, privatizing some services and controlling wages

Atlantic Canada’s oversized public sector
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

NAVARRO-GENIE, DOUGHART: Money can be saved by paring the size of the public sector, finding efficiencies, privatizing some services and controlling wages

Almost 40% of Atlantic Canada households live in energy poverty

Atlantic Canada premiers should focus on opportunities to make energy more affordable for their citizens, rather than making it more expensive

Almost 40% of Atlantic Canada households live in energy poverty
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

GREEN: Atlantic Canada premiers should focus on opportunities to make energy more affordable for their citizens, rather than making it more expensive

At least Atlantic Canada leads in something

Unfortunately, it's sales taxes

At least Atlantic Canada leads in something
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

DOUGHART: Unfortunately, it’s sales taxes

Newfoundland & Labrador takes wrong approach for its fiscal troubles

Budget avoids taking the necessary action to reduce and reform spending, relying on increasing taxes instead

Newfoundland & Labrador takes wrong approach for its fiscal troubles
RSS272
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
LinkedIn

LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: Budget avoids taking the necessary action to reduce and reform spending, relying on increasing taxes instead