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.
A Policy Roadmap for Solutions to Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
There is a policy gap when it comes to the high suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin in Canada.
More Immigrants Needed to Maintain Saskatchewan's Boom – November 4, 2011
For the first time in decades, Saskatchewan is experiencing rapid economic growth. The provinces resources and sound policy environment provide an opportunity for this growth to last indefinitely. However, the province is missing one thing: people. After decades of young people leaving the province, and with the impending retirement of Baby Boomers, increased immigration will be required to fill the workforce.
Helping Refugees While Protecting Canadian Sovereignty – May 13, 2011
Canada needs to learn from European allies and learn to distinguish and react to refugee claimants who genuinely need our protection and those who want to take advantage of our generosity.
Myths about Childcare Subsidies – January 18, 2010
Is day care an unalloyed good? Policy Analyst Ben Eisen looks at the research literature and finds the benefits of daycare to be ambiguous, and that a universal childcare system is likely an overly expensive and inefficient policy option.
Freedom to Build:Homes For The Homeless – January 6, 2010
Canada’s homeless population is primarily a symptom of a restrained housing supply, and government initiatives will continue to fail while the underlying cause is not addressed.
The Road Out of Poverty – October 5, 2009
New Frontier Centre study recommends provinces drop restrictions on automobile ownership for Canadians on income assistance.
Five Single Rate Tax Thoughts – September 21, 2009
There is a global trend towards taxing income at only one rate. Today, over 25 nations have introduced the single rate tax and experienced strong economic growth and strong government revenues. No nation that has adopted the flat tax to date has reversed its position, it is time for Canada and its provinces to consider the merits of removing higher tax rates from higher income brackets and adopting a single rate tax.
Why a ‘Living Wage’ Doesn’t Kill Poverty – March 2, 2009
Calgary is on the verge of becoming the first city in Canada to implement a living wage. While the initial costs of a living wage may appear small, the policy can have a significant impact on business profits, may lead to labour market distortions and appears poorly targeted. Many of the potential beneficiaries of a living wage may not be in poverty to begin with.
The Definition of Poverty – February 3, 2009
A Frontier Policy Series paper on the challenge of properly measuring poverty.
Forced Entry - How Government Came to Dominate Welfare – January 5, 2009
Today’s welfare state is not the only way to solve the problems of inequality, unstable income, and the need for healthcare and education. Understanding how the welfare state came to be and what it replaced enables a much more imaginative poverty debate than we currently have.
Which Best Helps the Poor? – January 15, 2008
An analysis of why raising tax exemptions is smarter than increasing the minimum wage.
Creating a High Performance Public School System in Manitoba – September 15, 2006
If we adopted a clear-headed, results-oriented philosophy of education „Ÿ and embarked in a consequent manner on the reform of standards, finances and administration „Ÿ we could create the strongest public school system in the country. Instead of the province which spends the largest percentage of GDP on schools, Manitoba would become renowned as the province that achieved the best results.
Aboriginal Governance Index – June 15, 2006
How well are Manitoba's First Nations governed? A groundbreaking Index ranks them according to what their own people think.
Australia's Dairy Reforms – March 10, 2003
An overview of Australia's recent dairy reforms and the country's phase out of marketing boards. A temporary consumer levy on milk is being applied to partially buy out quotas, the most difficult aspect of marketing board reform.