Government employee compensation should reflect private sector norms

Doing so will allow governments to better control spending and rein in deficits and debt

Government employee compensation should reflect private sector normsBy Charles Lammam and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute Against a backdrop of persistent deficits and growing debt, the federal and many provincial governments are playing tough in collective bargaining negotiations with their public-sector unions as part of a strategy to control overall spending. Those governments would do well to also tackle other compensation costs.…

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…
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