Debt-laden governments need to tackle gilded public sector wages

Canadian governments can begin to control their debt and deficits by aligning public-sector pay with the private sector

Debt-laden governments need to tackle gilded public sector wagesBy Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Dec. 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Seven years after the 2008-09 recession, the federal and many provincial governments continue to struggle with deficits, spending more than the revenues they collect and digging deeper into debt. All told, governments in Canada are [popup url="http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/provincial-forecasts/prov_fiscal.pdf" height="1000"…

Public sector employment on rise in Canada

Now employs a bigger chunk of Canadians than it did in 2003

Public sector employment on rise in CanadaDownload this column on the public sector for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use THUNDER BAY, ON Jul 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Think back to the early 1990s, a period when Canada’s federal and provincial governments faced a major fiscal crisis driven by massive red ink at both the federal…

Good news, bad news about public sector employment in Ontario

Don’t blame provincial government for increases in public sector employment in Ontario

Good news, bad news about public sector employment in OntarioDownload this column on Ontario's public sector for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use THUNDER BAY, ON Jul 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - According to Statistics Canada, between 1981 and 2012 public sector employment in Ontario grew by 50 per cent – from 897,291 to 1,343,922 employees. It…

Alberta’s public servants deserve a better government to work with

Asking them to carry the can for the government’s ineptitude is disingenuous

Alberta’s public servants deserve a better government to work withAlberta’s public servants deserve a better government to work with FREE to subscribers EDMONTON, AB, Mar 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice thinks if he says something often enough then Albertan’s will accept it as a truth. For example, if he says often enough that the biggest problem (other than the so-called deficit…

Compensation in Quebec’s public sector outpaces private sector

As Quebec struggles to balance its budget, better control of spending is needed

Compensation in Quebec’s public sector outpaces private sectorDownload Compensation in Quebec’s public sector outpaces private sector Montreal Out By Charles Lammam and Philip Cross The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, and OTTAWA, ON, Feb 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As the Quebec government struggles to eliminate its deficit and rein in the largest debt burden in Canada, it has identified government-sector compensation as…