Adapting to New Realities – December 21, 2001
"Rural Canada: Moving Forward or Left Behind?" read the title of a recent conference in Regina.
Something Fishy This Way Comes – December 17, 2001
A new regime of direct federal control over inland waterways, imposed by fiat from Ottawa, is about to descend on the Prairies.
*Federal Fisheries Program Creating Problems for the Prairies – December 4, 2001
The new Fisheries and Oceans Canada (FOC) fish habitat enforcement program has serious deficiencies that threaten the growth and development of the prairie economy, concludes a policy analysis released today.
The Federalization of Prairie Freshwaters – December 1, 2001
The federal and provincial governments share jurisdiction for the management of some natural resources and the environment.
Ends Versus The Means – November 29, 2001
In the latest round of its perennial search for identity, the New Democratic Party faces stark choices.
Rural Communities Benefit from Free Trade – November 23, 2001
Trade is back in the news with the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) talks and, of course, our very own softwood lumber dispute with the United States.
Pay the people, not governments – November 23, 2001
What does one of the world's most prominent economists, a man whose pioneering work in the 1950s made him the father of equalization programs, think about them today?
A Conversation with Les Campbell – November 23, 2001
An interview with former top NDP strategist Les Campbell, who was former NDP leader Audrey McGlaughlin's policy advisor...
Red Tape and Rural Life – November 16, 2001
You probably think that all of us country folk are as free as the proverbial birds, doing whatever we like, since there is no one out here to worry about it. Well, the reality is much different.
Slowdown is Opportunity for Reform – November 14, 2001
Recession and a military emergency are handing all levels of government a unique challenge. Our most important trading partner, to whose fate we are inexorably tied, is trimming corporate taxes and accelerating tax rebates while throwing in spending for lots of guns and butter to boot.
The Real Animal Rights Agenda – November 7, 2001
Now the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) want our kids to stop drinking milk. Presumably, we are cruelly exploiting dairy cows who deserve a life of frolicking in meadows.
*Privatizing Hospitals Around the Globe – November 1, 2001
As governments struggle with rising health care costs, public-private partnerships in constructing and managing public hospitals can provide innovative ways to control costs and improve service.
*News from the Frontier - Volume 1, Issue 3 – November 1, 2001
In September, the Frontier Centre organized a highly successful seven-city Canadian tour for Johan Hjertqvist, advisor to the Greater Stockholm Council on Health Reform.
Let Them Drink Soda Pop – October 29, 2001
Canadians have fought a spirited campaign against poverty, but we've failed to brandish one obvious weapon: shedding a marketing board system that raises the price of food and makes basic nutrition more expensive for the poor.
The Great Canadian Bribe – October 27, 2001
Economists are a blunt-spoken lot, in their own jargon-ridden way.
'Father of Equalization' says programme can be destroyed by politics and design flaws – October 25, 2001
Professor James Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Economics, says that equalization programmes can be captured and destroyed by politics and bad design. Known as one of the "fathers of equalization" because his early writings were highly influential in the design of equalization programmes such as Canada's, Buchanan revisited his arguments of 50 years ago in Montreal today.
Fiscal Equalization Revisited – October 25, 2001
A luncheon talk at "Equalization: Helping Hand or Welfare Trap?", a conference co-sponsored by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, the Montreal Economic Institute and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Montreal, 25 October 2001
A Conversation with James Buchanan – October 25, 2001
Frontier interviews 1986 Nobel Prize winner for economics James Buchanan.
Dipping Toes into Water Policy – October 15, 2001
Mark Twain said, "Whiskey's for drinkin' and water's for fightin' over."
A Precedent For Ending School Boards – October 15, 2001
Winnipeg residents suffer the highest residential property taxes in the country.