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"…

Growing number of firefighters fighting fewer fires

The number of reported fires in Ontario fell by 41% while the number of firefighters increased by 36%

Growing number of firefighters fighting fewer firesBy Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute In an era where municipalities across Canada face budgetary pressures while claiming a lack of revenue, all spending choices warrant close examination. When it comes to fire services, a key municipal responsibility, there’s no doubt firefighters play an important role in protecting our communities. But as…