Classifying Uber drivers as employees stalls innovation

Uber emerged precisely to tackle transportation monopolies in need of disruption. The courts need to get on board

Classifying Uber drivers as employees stalls innovationUber has brought accessible income and affordable transport to tens of millions worldwide. Its disruptive presence, however, has ruffled Luddites and the self-entitled who prefer antiquated supervision to innovative enterprise. This standoff is playing out in Canada's legal system and has grave implications for the entire gig economy. Ontario's top court recently deemed invalid a clause…

Canada lacks competitive edge to compete with the U.S.

Canadian governments have failed to offer any significant strategies to keep the country competitive

Canada lacks competitive edge to compete with the U.S.Say you’re a store owner and your competitor across the street offers everything at lower prices, with higher quality and a friendlier attitude. You’re in trouble. If your competitor was on the other side of the city, things might be a bit better. But across the street? That’s roughly where Canada finds itself in relation…

Scaling back CEO pay will drive top talent away

Introducing new regulations and taxes to diminish executive pay will ultimately damage the Canadian economy

Scaling back CEO pay will drive top talent awayBy Jason Clemens and Joel Emes The Fraser Institute Along with the perennial new year resolutions, January also typically features a swath of commentaries decrying the pay of chief executive officers and demands for new regulations and taxes. But these calls for ever-larger government interventions on entrepreneurs and businesses miss the bigger picture – and risk…

Alberta and Enron: A tale of two twisted power plays

By challenging the Enron clause, Alberta's NDP government takes on the system it inherited and a dark piece of Ralph Klein's legacy

Alberta and Enron: A tale of two twisted power playsEDMONTON, Alta. Aug. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ – “Oh, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practise to deceive.” Having launched its campaign against carbon-emitting power plants, the Alberta government has inadvertently opened Pandora’s box, only to find the grisly face of Enron Corp. staring out at them ... snickering. Enron (that now-failed poster boy…

Deregulation remains a simple hodgepodge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There are many simple ways to describe the historical deregulation of U.S. electric companies. In basic terms, deregulation of the utilities companies began with the 1935 Public Utility Holding Company Act, which prevented them from growing beyond the size they were at the time as they…