Frontier Centre in the Media
Go West, Young Man or Woman – March 14, 2012
After all, the migration of young people is particularly driven by the labour market, said Serge Coulombe, an economics professor at the University of Ottawa. They also have less to lose and more to gain.
Honour Killings in Canada: An Undeniable Reality! – January 20, 2012
Wherever there is a bubble of ignorance, I am there to burst it. Canada, a lovely country known for its open-hearted acceptance of immigrants from a vast array of foreign lands, is quickly becoming a cesspool in which cultures are clashing. These clashes are usually swept under the rug by the host country (Canada) and those who are integrating (at varying degrees) in to the host country.
No 'Honour' in Killing – January 16, 2012
In our often too politically correct world where everyone is afraid of being branded a racist and therefore doesn't speak of such matters, there is a growing problem within some of our immigrant communities -- honour-based violence, which in some cases, becomes fatal.
Freedom Shouldn't Come with Caveats, but it Does – November 23, 2011
In Saturday’s National Post, my esteemed colleague, George Jonas, made the compelling case for why university attendees should not be compelled to join student unions. He would, of course, dispute the use of the word case, because the idea that people should not be forced to join involuntary organizations would seem to be self-evident in a free society.
Freedom of Association Shouldn’t Come with Caveats – November 21, 2011
A press release by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy caught my eye this week. The respected western Canadian think-tank was offering its clients “the case for ending compulsory membership in student unions in Canada’s universities and colleges.”
The Environmentalists Need to Stop Crying Wolf – April 28, 2011
A study released this week concludes that government “green-job” programs aren’t the yellow-brick road to happiness in Europe.
'Honour Killings' May Be Added To Criminal Code – October 14, 2010
"The federal government on Monday affirmed its zero-tolerance stance against "honour killing," declaring such "barbaric cultural practices" as "heinous abuses" that have no place in Canadian society."
Honour Killings Must Be Confronted Here At Home – July 19, 2010
"Papp’s stated purposes in writing the paper are to urge government policies that would “blunt the effect of these detrimental and destructive cultural traditions” and to 'encourage a systemic acceleration of Canadianization with regard to values of gender equality.'"
A New Approach to Alberta's Minimum Wage – April 28, 2008
Author David Pankratz summarizes his findings as follows: "Our comparison makes it abundantly clear that we can best express the sincerity of our intentions to help the poor by expanding the value of their basic exemption from income taxes . . . In fact, the numbers show that increased exemptions work spectacularly better than minimum wages or tax credits in meeting the goal of improved incomes."
Overseas Recruiting Important – April 23, 2008
With Saskatchewan's strong economy and aging population, hiring workers from overseas is a good way for employers to mitigate the effects of the labour shortage. That was the message delivered by Linda West, one of the presenters at a meeting organized by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy on Tuesday.
Too Big A Bite – April 10, 2008
"Our comparison makes it abundantly clear that we can best express the sincerity of our intentions to help the poor by expanding the value of their basic exemption from income taxes. … In fact, the numbers show that increased exemptions work spectacularly better than minimum wages or tax credits in meeting the goal of improved incomes."
Forced Union Membership Violates Rights, Lawyer Says – October 3, 2007
We've Got Pension Tension – January 24, 2007
Will government-funded plans be there when we need 'em? Many of us don't think so . . .