Albertans, Americans becoming less free to prosper

It's troubling to see Alberta make policy choices similar to the ones that have undermined economic freedom in the U.S.

Albertans, Americans becoming less free to prosperBy Ben Eisen and Fred McMahon The Fraser Institute Just as the United States has long served as a global exemplar of economic freedom and prosperity, Alberta has shown other provinces how to provide liberty and economic opportunity. Sadly, economic freedom is in retreat in both places. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. was…

Economic freedom and Canada’s public policy schizophrenia

The Trudeau and Notley governments appear intent on repeating B.C.'s mistakes from the 1990s and Ontario's today

Economic freedom and Canada’s public policy schizophreniaIn international rankings of economic freedom, Canada has soared past the United States, so it should be no surprise that among sub-national jurisdictions in North America (which encompasses 10 Canadian provinces, 50 U.S. states and 32 Mexican states) three Canadian provinces – Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan – ranked at the top using 2013 data,…

Canada’s political parties economically illiterate

A simple cost/benefit analysis would kibosh many of their proposals

Canada’s political parties economically illiterateOne thing for sure in the 2015 federal election – we can’t say that we don’t have enough time to consider the issues. Unfortunately, it is still not easy. Politicians have the habit of adjusting their positions as the campaign moves on. Issues are complex and may not always seem consistent. The NDP just removed…