The alternative vote not a great option for Canadians or democracy

Does little to address the guiding principles of the electoral reform committee and could result in less-competitive elections

The alternative vote not a great option for Canadians or democracyBy Lydia Miljan and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 1, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Despite recent musings by the prime minister that electoral reform – a Liberal campaign promise – may no longer be a priority, the parliamentary Special Committee on Electoral Reform will deliver a report by Dec. 1 on how…

Heating or eating a harsh reality for some Ontarians

The province’s “green dreams” have resulted in serious consequences for Ontarians and their families

Heating or eating a harsh reality for some OntariansBy Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. Oct. 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Ontario Government has suspended its latest round of renewable energy plans – a move that will save consumers money. While this may be a step in the right direction, the government’s “green dreams” have already done…

Slow growth in Canada worsened by bad government policy

In recent years, Canada has seen an onslaught of growth-hindering policies such as increased spending and debt, higher taxes and increased regulation

Slow growth in Canada worsened by bad government policyBy Charles Lammam and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Sept. 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It seems there’s no shortage of headlines claiming that slow economic growth is the “new normal.” The latest stream came from a recent [popup url="http://www.bankofcanada.ca/2016/09/slow-long-financial-stability/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]speech[/popup] in the United Kingdom by Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor at…

Electoral reform fraught with unintended consequences

PR, for example, leads to more government spending and higher deficits, and disproportionately empowers voters from one-issue fringe parties

Electoral reform fraught with unintended consequencesBy Jason Clemens and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Aug. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Trudeau government [popup url="https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/electoral-reform/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]wants[/popup] to reform Canada’s electoral system, with a committee now investigating options. But so far, few have acknowledged that changing the way we elect our political representatives could have profound consequences on real…

Not all income and wealth inequality is equal

Inequality that results from entrepreneurship and innovation – as opposed to cronyism and corruption - provides enormous benefits to citizens

Not all income and wealth inequality is equalBy Taylor Jackson and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. July 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Inequality has become an animating issue for much of the political class. The Canadian federal government, in its recent [popup url="http://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/plan/budget2016-en.pdf" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]budget[/popup], devoted an entire section to inequality. Unfortunately, almost no analysis to-date has considered the…

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan a recipe for failure

Huge cost to Ontarians, with very little benefit to the environment

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan a recipe for failureBy Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. June 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Over the past decade, Ontario’s economy has underperformed compared to the rest of Canada. Misguided policy choices, including tax increases and significant debt growth due to unsustainable spending increases, have contributed significantly to the province’s underperformance. The…

B.C.’s LNG export dreams may be over

May miss out on supplying liquefied natural gas to Asian and global markets because of opposition and delays in the approval process

B.C.’s LNG export dreams may be overBy Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. April 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Amidst a global glut of natural gas, and implacable opposition from environmentalists and some First Nations leaders, British Columbia’s dream of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to world markets is at risk of becoming a pipe dream.…

Higher energy prices fueling energy poverty in Canada

5 out of the 7 regions measured in a Fraser Institute study had higher percentages of energy poverty in 2013 than they did in 2010

Higher energy prices fueling energy poverty in Canada[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/03/energy-poverty-canada/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on energy poverty [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Kenneth P. Green Taylor Jackson and Ian Herzog The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. March 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Energy is more than the fuel of our economic growth. In fact, energy fuels just about…

Mining and First Nations collaboration thriving in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining investment

Mining and First Nations collaboration thriving in Saskatchewan//  first nations [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/03/mining-first-nations-saskatchewan/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/first-nations/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]First Nations[/popup] and [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/aboriginal/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Aboriginal Canadians[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. March 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - We often hear about First…

Land claims largest deterrent to mining investment in B.C.

77 per cent of respondents for B.C. said that uncertainty from disputed land claims was a deterrent to investment

Land claims largest deterrent to mining investment in B.C.//  land claims [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/03/land-claims-deter-bc-mining-investment/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/?s=land%20claims" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]land claims[/popup] in [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/eye-on-bc/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]B.C.[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. March 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - British Columbia has extraordinary mineral potential. In…