Fraser Institute

Ignore the government debt bogeymen, we have bigger problems

Sometimes the best way to shed the debt burden is to borrow more

Who earns what: The give and take of charity pay

We look at the top salaries for a range of Canadian charities

How to get ahead in think-tanking

A new jobs study has Jason Kenney intrigued. Mike Moffatt explains why it’s wrong

Right-to-work legislation isn’t worth it

If the goal is economic prosperity, simply lower taxes and cut red tape, says James Cowan


Health care: what we get for our money, Part II

Assessing the performance of an entire national health system—if “system” is the word for any country’s amalgam doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics, imaging labs, hospitals and more—is notoriously difficult.

Health care costs: putting our worries in context

Why there’s no need to panic about the quality of care in Canada


The other list

Last week there appeared here an unofficial tally of those organizations and officials who oppose the government’s decision to do away with the mandatory long-form census. Several more expressions of concern have since been noted.


Tony Clement needs you (IV)

Postmedia’s Shannon Proudfoot finds a taker: a senior economist with the Fraser Institute willing to support the government’s changes to the census.


Manitoba: Golden boy or laggard?

The province hasn’t gone bust, but it also never really boomed


Charitable Questions

I received a phone call a few days ago as I was getting ready to go to work. Like a lot of calls I get this time of year, it was a woman calling from a charity. I can’t remember what it was – childhood leukemia maybe – but as she was in the midst of telling me about their poster child for this year’s campaign, I cut her off. I said look, you’re wasting your breath, I won’t be giving. “Not even a small donation?” she asked. Nope, I said, rushing to get off the phone. As I was hanging up, the cliche making me cringe even before I’d formed the sentence, I said “I have another charity I give to.”


The rebels gather

This Tory AGM will determine Stelmach’s future—and Alberta’s


Why the poor aren’t poorer after all

The study says the consumption rate of the poor isn’t declining