Economic stagnation plagues Canada despite G7 rank

The notion that leading the G7 is evidence of strong economic performance or rapid growth in living standards is not simply off base, it’s dangerous

Economic stagnation plagues Canada despite G7 rankBy Ben Eisen and Finn Poschmann The Fraser Institute Recent forecasts suggest Canada may compete with the United States for the top spot in the G7 in 2020 for economic growth. Those forecasts include one from the International Monetary Fund. Political partisans have since flooded social media with the impressive-sounding factoid that Canada may lead…

How to make provincial education spending pay off

Providing greater educational diversity through independent schools helps B.C. and Quebec achieve better student performance – at a lower cost

How to make provincial education spending pay offBy Tegan Hill and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute One of the great advantages of Canada’s federation is that subnational governments can experiment with ways of providing public services and adopt the best system. In the case of public education (a provincial responsibility), the provinces can look to Quebec and British Columbia to learn about…

Tax policy obstructs growth of Canadian ‘knowledge-based’ economy

Discourages people from engaging in productive economic activity, including in the knowledge based activity

Tax policy obstructs growth of Canadian ‘knowledge-based’ economyBy Charles Lammam Ben Eisen and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute Governments across the country, both federal and provincial, want Canada to become a knowledge-based economy that attracts and retains the world’s brightest and most talented while ensuring all Canadians realize their full potential. For example, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his recent Davos speech…