Notley mirrors Wynne’s failed economic strategy

Ontario, unfortunately, provides a good example of how not to respond to an economic downturn leading to a large deficit

Notley mirrors Wynne’s failed economic strategyBy Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute In her recent “kitchen table address” about the state of Alberta’s finances, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley confirmed her government will once again increase spending in 2016/17, despite the province’s deep deficit. It appears the plan is to try to reduce the deficit over time by slowing…

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and trade

Ontarian households are going to feel the pain, while politically connected industries will reap a windfall

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and tradeLast week, the Ontario government released draft regulations under which 102 large industrial emitters will get free allowances to produce greenhouse gases (GHGs) at current levels in 2017 and would then have to reduce their emissions by more than four per cent a year until 2020. Distributors of gasoline, home heating fuel and natural gas…

Another warning sign for the Ontario economy

The province may not be able to meet its balanced budget target

Another warning sign for the Ontario economyBy Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute The Ontario government has dug itself deep into debt and continues to spend more than the revenue it brings in each year. While it has pledged to eliminate the deficit by 2017/18, a new report from the government’s own Financial Accountability Office (FAO) casts further doubt…

Kathleen Wynne playing a dangerous game

Wynne should be running the province not trying to fix the federal election

Kathleen Wynne playing a dangerous gameOntario Premier Kathleen Wynne has jumped directly into the federal election campaign with her aggressive campaigning in support of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and by taking shots not only at Prime Minister Stephen Harper but Tom Mulcair as well. Her strategy, however, is a neither winning strategy nor in Ontario’s best long-term interests. If this…
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