Rate of decline in business start-ups in Canada reason for worry

It is critical that governments enact policies, including reforming the capital gains tax, supportive of entrepreneurship

Rate of decline in business start-ups in Canada reason for worryBy Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis The Fraser Institute A number of prominent Canadians, including Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, have raised concerns about the state of business start-ups and entrepreneurship in Canada. There is no question that entrepreneurship is critical to a well-functioning, prosperous economy. New firms are the lifeblood of innovation, creativity,…

Smart reform can fix Alberta’s finances

The upcoming budget is an opportunity for the province to begin changing the way it spends money

Smart reform can fix Alberta’s financesBy Charles Lammam and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute The severity of Alberta’s fiscal problems hit home with many Albertans this week as Premier Jim Prentice announced that the upcoming provincial budget will include an across-the-board 5 per cent spending cut. In light of falling oil prices and the growing deficit, tough choices had to…
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