Media Release - Cities Should Fight Poverty, Not Increase It – April 16, 2013
Today the Frontier Centre released the backgrounder Toward More Prosperous Cities by Wendell Cox. The objective of public policy should be to achieve wide-spread affluence and eradicate poverty. Cities, urban policy, and urban transport are means to facilitate this objective, not ends themselves.
Author and Activist Speaks Out Against Honour Killings – March 4, 2013
Aruna Papp spent the past three decades devoted to helping Southeast Asian women in Canada and serves as research associate with the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy. She is also an outspoken advocate for women from cultures that devalue females and she is most appalled at the murders of females at the hands of their fathers and brothers.
The Minority Youth Unemployment Act – February 21, 2013
One paradox of the Obama Presidency is how it has retained the support of young people and minorities despite the damage its policies have done to their economic prospects. In his latest attempt to increase the minority youth jobless rate, President Obama is proposing to raise the minimum wage.
Change the Culture of Rape – January 18, 2013
India is an economic giant embracing modernization, yet the concept of honour is still linked to sexual purity. In December 2012, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey boarded a bus on her way home with a male friend after watching a movie at a mall. Six men drove the bus around New Delhi for two and half hours while they raped her with an iron rod, and she died thirteen days later.
We have met the 1%, and he is us – January 15, 2013
In explanation of my title, I fear I’ll have to go on a bit of a digression. Let me tell three stories, about people in three different parts of our amazing planet.
The Right Moves on Immigration – January 3, 2013
On December 15, legislation aimed at curbing abuse of Canada’s asylum policies took effect. The government wants to introduce a faster and more equitable process for adjudicating asylum claims, but the opposition parties and refugee lobby strongly resist the changes.
Calling Out Honour-Based Violence – November 30, 2012
In communities where family honour is tied to cultural values, daughters are discouraged from choosing their own clothes, friends, careers, and life partners. Women are valued based on their purity and virginity at the time of marriage, and face horrific abuse for exerting independence. Honour-based violence is different from domestic abuse and is an issue in Canada.
Can Goldman Sachs help the homeless? – November 22, 2012
A few blocks from where I work, there’s a guy who lives on a sidewalk in the Financial District. That guy is incredibly expensive. For the amount we pay in social services to keep him alive, he could practically move into the Ritz. The yearly cost of caring for a homeless person with substance abuse and mental issues (that is, most of them) ranges from $55,000 up to $134,000, according to various research studies.
Conservatives Look to Tackle Social Services with Free Market Ingenuity – November 20, 2012
The government is always making “important announcements.” Every press release is labelled as such, even if it’s (as on Tuesday) merely funding for snow-grooming equipment for a quad riding club in Quebec. To be fair, that was probably judged “important” in Victoriaville, Que., if nowhere else.
Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd. – November 1, 2012
The Frontier Centre interviewed Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd., who has written extensively on the issue of domestic violence in the South Asian immigrant community. She is also the author of Culturally-driven violence against women: A growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities, a study published by the Frontier Centre.
Removing Barriers To Professional Practice for New Canadians – October 18, 2012
Ben Eisen discusses the need for Canada to adopt policy reforms to remove unnecessary barriers to professional practice that prevent many immigrants from working in the jobs they are trained to do.
The Real Time Ridesharing Revolution: Half Time Break – October 4, 2012
David Seymour evaluates his earlier prediction that ubiquitous smart phones will transform the taxi industry by analyzing the current market and regulatory environment.
It’s a Bad Idea to Hit Anyone with Tax Jump – June 20, 2012
Ontario’s popular new measure to tax the rich will, unsurprisingly to those who understand how economic incentives work, very likely create more economic costs than benefits, according to a new analysis from the C.D. Howe Institute.
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism – June 8, 2012
Frontier interviews The Honourable Jason Kenney at a Lunch on the Frontier in Regina, May 18, 2012.
Ottawa Lauds Gov't Immigration Changes – May 22, 2012
Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the Saskatchewan government did the right thing in limiting the number of extended family members who can be sponsored through the provincial immigrant nominee program.
It’s Time to End Welfare – April 23, 2012
Though many claim that governments can reduce poverty by raising welfare rates and making benefits easier to get, the only real poverty reduction in half a century of welfare policy has come about by raising employment rates, not welfare rates.
Taming Two Dragons – April 17, 2012
This policy paper examines the means and policies by which Canada could help people on welfare without trapping them in a cycle of poverty.
Media Release - Income Support Reform that Makes Sense – April 17, 2012
Based on a structural and historical analysis of Canada's welfare system, this policy paper argues that welfare has helped create and maintain a chronically workless underclass that persists regardless of economic or labour market conditions instead of helping welfare recipients.
The Big Census News – February 16, 2012
The 2011 census has revealed that several provinces with varying demographic challenges have had success attracting and retaining immigrants through the provincial immigrant nominee programs introduced in the late 90s, and expanded dramatically in recent years.
What’s Wrong With Renting Sheds to Poor? – January 27, 2012
The fact that a man in Winnipeg faces charges for renting a shed in his backyard should lead us to question how restrictive housing and renting policies are creating the situation.