Media Release - The Environmental State of Canada – May 14, 2013
Ben Eisen and Romy Yourex examine a number of performance measures to assess important trends surrounding the health and vitality of Canada’s natural environment.
Media Release - Barry Cooper Reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s The Big Shift – May 10, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift and discusses the implications for Canadian identity and over all policy.
Media Release - Frontier Centre’s Rod Clifton appointed Professor Emeritus – April 30, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is pleased to announce that Rod Clifton, a Senior Research Fellow, will be named Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Media Release - Eco-Fascists – April 25, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Elizabeth Nickson’s controversial 2012 book about “eco-fascism” and considers its implications for policy development in Canada.
Media Release - Earth Day's Credibility Damaged by Dominance of Climate Activists – April 22, 2013
Ottawa, Canada, April 22, 2013: "Earth Day participants must distance themselves from the climate scare or risk the event degenerating into irrelevance,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). Noting the intense climate focus in this year’s Earth Day Network advertising, Harris warned, “As the hypothesis that humanity’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing dangerous global warming falls into disrepute, all those associated with the climate alarm will also lose credibility.”
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.
ICSC Media Release - Premier Redford's Washington DC Brookings Institute Presentation Helps Opponents – April 10, 2013
ICSC Media Release from Tom Harris.
Media Release - Alternative Roles for the National Broadcaster – April 1, 2013
This policy study examines the original rationale for a national public broadcaster, assesses the impact of changes in technology over the ensuing years and then examines whether there is still a role for the CBC to play given these developments.
Media Release - Saskatchewan Can Take the Lead – March 25, 2013
Using the European state of Estonia as a model, this study shows how Saskatchewan has an opportunity to place itself at the front of the pack delivering services and fostering greater entrepreneurship among Canadian governments by enhancing its e-Government services.
ICSC Media Release - “Earth Hour” Should be Replaced with 'Energy Hour' – March 22, 2013
Media Release from International Climate Science Coalition. (ICSC)
Media Release - Frontier Centre releases inaugural Canadian Property Rights Index – March 14, 2013
In seeking to understand property rights threats across Canada, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released its inaugural Canadian Property Rights Index, which measures property rights protections across eight significant areas.
Media Release - Will Increasing the Number of Police Officers Yield Less Crime? – March 11, 2013
This backgrounder calls into question the common assumption that an increased police presence would reduce crime levels in Canadian cities
Media Release - Seeking a Pragmatic Review of Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations – March 1, 2013
This backgrounder makes a case for a review of Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown corporations. A Review would foster informed public debate, and would help the government and opposition parties to develop clear policies on Crowns. It would provide a pragmatic alternative to ideology in assessing the benefits, costs, risks, and continuing public policy purpose of government ownership of various commercial Crowns. In this policy backgrounder, Sheldon Schwartz, a former Crown Investments Corporation Vice President, examines the case for a new review of Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations. He argues that much has changed in the 15 years since the last review, and the time has come to take another look at the provinces asset portfolio.
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 - Frontier’s Education Video Series to Air on SUN TV This Week – February 19, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is delighted to announce that five videos from its new education reform series entitled Common Sense Education will be broadcast nationwide on Byline with Bryan Lilley on Sun TV at 9pm ET each night this week.
Media Release - Municipal Transparency Improving Across Canada – February 11, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has today released the sixth annual edition of its influential Local Government Performance Index. The Index ranks the top 100 Canadian cities on their financial transparency and performance over the 2011 financial year.
Media Release – Frontier Centre Releases 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 21, 2013
The 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released by the Frontier Centre today. The survey encompasses 337 metro areas in the English speaking world, including 35 in Canada. Canadian housing affordability decreased slightly in 2012, despite decreases in unaffordability in several BC markets, including Vancouver.
Media Release - Common Sense Education I – January 15, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, in conjunction with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, today released the first video in a new series on education reform. The series, Common Sense Education, gives parents, teachers and students a direct window into the foolish fads that afflict our public education system.
Media Release - High Canadian Airfares are Hurting Airports and Our Economy – January 11, 2013
Canadians are crossing the border into the United States to fly from their airports because departing from Canada is so much more expensive. The tax portion of the Canadian air ticket is ratcheted up with hefty federal fees and taxes. The US sees air transportation as essential to economic growth, while Canada sees it as a source of tax revenue.
Media Release - Massive Cost Overrun for Calgary’s West LRT Line a Reminder that Rail is Rarely as Cheap as Advertised – December 10, 2012
Calgary’s West LRT line opened today. The project cost more than double the initial $700 million estimate. While the cost escalation is greater than occurs on average for urban rail projects, the reality is that the average North American urban rail project costs over 40 percent more than estimated, and garners 60 per cent less ridership than projected. Voters should be sceptical of rosy forecasts for light rail projects.