Media Release - The Private Production of Ecological Goods and Services – February 28, 2013
A new study by the Frontier Centre looks back at a 2008 Alberta proposal that sought to compensate private landowners for protecting habitat for wildlife and argues that the widely-misunderstood proposal was a great way to balance competing public and private interests.
Media Release - Canada’s Organic Certification System is an Emperor with No Clothes – November 1, 2012
Canada lacks a system for testing organic products, making the system open to abuse, conflict of interest situations and foreign exploitation.
Media Release - The Canadian Dairy Industry In a Post Supply Management Era – March 23, 2012
Sylvain Charlebois and Tatiana Astray discuss ideas for policy reform that will enable Canada’s dairy industry to compete effectively with international competitors in a post supply management era.
Media Release - The Moral Dilemma in Biofuel Production – February 10, 2012
The continuous use of food crops for biofuel production can contribute to undesirable increases in the price of food, with serious consequences for the poor in developed states and masses of people in developing countries.
Media Release - Prosperity Ahead Without Canadian Wheat Board Monopoly – July 28, 2011
This study looks ahead and assesses possible consequence scenarios to the eventuality that the Canadian Wheat Board is removed in 2012 as many expect.
Media Release - Safeguarding the family farm--and other private property – October 13, 2009
Bills 19 and 36 expand the role of government appropriation and land management in Alberta—making appropriation and management more frequent, intensive, time-consuming, and expensive.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.
Media Release - Municipal Land-Grabbing Powers Should be Curtailed – July 27, 2009
”This example demonstrates the need for clear legislative reform for individual property owners who find themselves in similar situations. A process to allow municipalities to expropriate for dubious economic development purposes also exists in other provinces and in jurisdictions outside Canada. However, there are encouraging signs in that many jurisdictions, particularly in the United States, have taken proactive steps to prevent this abuse of individual property rights; as such, they provide a model for Canadian provinces.”
Media Release: 50% of Canadians’ Wealth is Not Protected from Expropriation – November 26, 2008
A new study notes that over 50% of the personal wealth held by Canadians is held in real estate – and that it is not protected from expropriation.