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.
Media Release - Income Support Reform that Makes Sense – April 17, 2012
Based on a structural and historical analysis of Canada's welfare system, this policy paper argues that welfare has helped create and maintain a chronically workless underclass that persists regardless of economic or labour market conditions instead of helping welfare recipients.
Media Release - Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
The suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin is disproportionately higher than other segments of the population in Western societies. In Canada, with its large South Asian population, this unexplored area is likely similar, even though not many mechanisms have been put in place to prevent and track such activity. Given that there are lives at stake, the policy gaps need to be addressed by lawmakers.
Media Release - Immigration a key to maintaining Saskatchewan's Boom – November 4, 2011
Saskatchewan's economy is stronger than it has been in decades. But this strength may be undermined by worsening labour shortages. The impending retirement of Baby Boomers will further stress the workforce, and presents challenges to funding social programs. These challenges will necessitate an ongoing commitment to increasing immigration levels.
Media Release - Planning That Leaves the Poor Out in the Cold – November 2, 2011
Smart Growth strategies that seek to contain urban development and encourage population concentration are responsible for increasing housing prices four times higher than in markets with less restrictive land use regulations.
Media Release - Myths about Childcare Subsidies – January 18, 2010
Is day care an unalloyed good? A new paper by Frontier's 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.
Media Release - Needed: Freedom to Build—For the Homeless – January 6, 2010
The policy responses to homelessness, while numerous, have not addressed the primary cause: the restrained supply of private housing, which for the last two decades has been a significant reason the homeless proportion of the population has grown so rapidly.
Media Release - Christmas Comes Early for Winnipeg Taxi License Owners – December 3, 2009
When taxi shield holders ask for taxi fares to be raised, decision makers should consider the immense values already capitalised into market value of the licences, now approaching $400,000 in Winnipeg.
Media Release - The Road Out of Poverty – October 5, 2009
One U.S. study found the employment rate for California adults with cars was nearly 80 per cent, while the employment rate for those without cars was 53 per cent.
Media Release - Five Quick Thoughts in Favour of the Flat Tax – September 21, 2009
The moral implications of progressive taxation versus single rate taxation should be considered for what they are, and it is up to voters to decide whether a system that takes “extra” money from a minority simply because it can, truly reflects their own moral preferences. They should also consider whether or not they truly want a society where the majority uses the tax system to prey on the minority.
Media Release - Rowdy Activists Offer Noise But Not Solutions To World’s Water Woes – March 23, 2009
Only five percent of global water management today is private. It is governments who mismanage and misallocate water to farmers and other special interests, as well as the politically connected, especially in poor countries. Not only does public ownership and management of water resources harm the poor, it also harms the environment by encouraging waste.
Media Release - A ‘Living Wage’ Won’t Kill Poverty – March 2, 2009
New Frontier Centre Policy Series Paper by Peter Shawn Taylor shows how a “living wage” policy is the wrong way to help the working-poor in Calgary.
Media Release - Defining Poverty – February 3, 2009
Canadians and particularly journalists are constantly bombarded with statistics about poverty, in this media release about a new Policy Series Paper David Seymour looks at where the numbers come from.
Canada Scores First in International Housing Affordability Study – January 22, 2007
In Demographia's third annual survey of housing affordability, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, scored the best in the world. Canada's other cities covered a wide range, from "affordable" to "severely unaffordable."