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Research, commentary and news – February 5, 2016
Recent blog posts

Ontario energy minister at odds with province’s auditor general by Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson

Education spending restraint could have improved the fiscal state of provinces across Canada by Deani Van Pelt

Unlike Canada, Australia embraces private sector to deliver universal health care by Bacchus Barua and Nadeem Esmail

Kudos to Alberta’s royalty review panel—but broad economic reforms still needed by Kenneth P.Green and Steve Lafleur

 

Read William Watson, McGill economics professor and National Post columnist, every Friday on the Fraser Forum blog.

 
Latest research

B.C.’s Clark and Quebec’s Couillard best fiscal managers; Ontario’s Wynne has worst record among sitting Canadian premiers
Among Canadian premiers, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard essentially tied for the best record at managing provincial finances, finds Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers, 2016 Read more 

CPP has no clear cost advantage compared to large public-sector pension plans
When comparing the CPP to large public-sector pension plans in Ontario, bigger doesn’t necessarily translate into lower investment and administrative costs, concludes Comparing the Costs of the Canada Pension Plan with Public Pension Plans in Ontario Read more 

 
Commentaries

Canada’s new greenhouse gas requirements will inflict widespread pain(Financial Post) by Kenneth P. Green

Interest payments on government debt: Ontario’s fastest growing expense(Toronto Sun) by Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam

Aboriginal rights and private property rights clash in British Columbia(Waterloo Region Record) by Ravina Bains and Kayla Ishkanian

Our continuing obsession with inequality (National Newswatch) by Chris Sarlo