Economic stimulus should come from taxpayers, not governments

Economic stimulus should come from taxpayers, not governments
Canadian politicians insist that massive government spending is needed to bring the economy back to life. But they’re wrong Canadian politicians at every level continue to insist that massive government spending is needed to bring the Canadian economy back to life. But they’re dead wrong. Politicians can help our economy. But not with more wasteful spending. Instead, they should let... Read More

High taxes, red tape keeping entrepreneurs out of New Brunswick

High taxes, red tape keeping entrepreneurs out of New Brunswick
Getting more people to start up businesses doesn’t require an expensive and complex government plan. Government just needs to get out of the way Getting more people to start up businesses doesn’t require an expensive and complex government plan. Government just needs to get out of the way. Saint John, NB Telegraph-Journal columnist David Campbell recently made a strong case... Read More

Federal carbon tax hike will hammer New Brunswick economy

Federal carbon tax hike will hammer New Brunswick economy
New Brunswickers should understand the real-life effects of this tax, as the job loss and economic contraction will be substantial As the New Brunswick economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, the federal government’s new plan to raise its carbon tax will have major economic consequences for the province. Under the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the original... Read More

Alberta planting the seeds for a tech boom but care required

Alberta planting the seeds for a tech boom but care required
Alongside investing and funding, the government of Alberta must emphasize entrepreneurship and keep co-operating with the private sector Technology companies have emerged as clear winners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jurisdictions without a traditional tech imprint – like Alberta – have funnelled funds to facilitate startups. That’s a good diversification strategy, but they should be careful not to veer into protectionism... Read More

Free interprovincial trade once and for all

Free interprovincial trade once and for all
Canada’s GDP per capita would increase by 3.8 per cent simply by removing interprovincial trade barriers The theme of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery is on everyone’s lips, and there’s no shortage of debate about what should be done. According to some, the government should raise taxes on the rich, as if this were a way to promote growth. For others,... Read More

Federal carbon tax hike will hammer already-vulnerable Ontarians

Federal carbon tax hike will hammer already-vulnerable Ontarians
A new study’s calculations indicate particular hardship for the manufacturing sector based largely in southwestern Ontario As Ontarians in the southwestern region are well aware, the last 15 years have not been kind economically. In many ways, this part of the province never recovered from the 2008-09 recession. Now, the federal government’s plan to increase its carbon tax to $170... Read More

Canadian oil still the safest bet for Americans

Canadian oil still the safest bet for Americans
Canada was the only free-country supplier of foreign crude oil to the U.S. between 1993 and 202 Imagine you’re in Germany and wonder if it’s a good idea to rely so heavily on natural gas imports from Russia, where the governing regime is accused by German politicians of killing journalists and of an attempted murder of Russian opposition leader Alexei... Read More

Canada is the only G7 country not to provide assistance to its airline industry

Canada is the only G7 country not to provide assistance to its airline industry
  MONTREAL – It’s now clear that the Trudeau government will never be known for its operating speed or its strategic thinking when it comes to crisis management and public policies. Right from the start of the pandemic, the federal government was odd-man-out when it tried to reach an agreement with China to develop a new vaccine. That idea failed... Read More