Blame the parents for suffering of children on the margins

Developmentally delayed children come into a failing welfare system due to irresponsible parents placing substance abuse ahead of their children

Blame the parents for suffering of children on the marginsMore than half of Winnipeg’s Indigenous homeless population are former wards of Child and Family Services (CFS). A former CFS ward explained on CBC recently that the 50 per cent figure was too low, not taking into account the significant number of former wards who “couch surf.” This group relies on the kindness of acquaintances…

Unconditional basic income is a bad idea

Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force

Unconditional basic income is a bad ideaBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute Almost 50 years ago, a Canadian Senate report declared that a basic income “is an idea whose time has come.” Ever since, the idea resurfaces every so often, with support that spans the political spectrum. Most recently, a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report reinvigorated the debate…

Canada can work for everyone, if we all work together

Although a growing number of aboriginal people are productive members of the workforce, far too many rely on the government for support. That must change

Canada can work for everyone, if we all work togetherAs Canada celebrates 150 years, there’s much discussion about the need for reconciliation to make this country work for everyone. There’s no doubt aboriginal people were treated badly as Canada came of age. Other groups, such as the Chinese and Jewish people – who have also been the subject of intense discrimination – have managed…

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposals

Many people, especially seniors, could see a drop in their incomes under a guaranteed annual income

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposalsVANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Do the politicians seeking British Columbians’ votes on May 9 think we’re all under five-years-old and believe in Santa Claus? The public conversation about providing basic income in the province would suggest so. As the B.C. election approaches, we’re being regaled with all the enticing indulgences a new…

Too many negatives on negative income tax

A minimum income program or negative income tax sounds good, but the numbers do not work

Too many negatives on negative income taxDownload this column on the negative income tax for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC July 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Income is, for many people, a sexier thing to talk about than sex. Conversations and media are focused on who gets how much. That the rich…