9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 21, 2013
9th Annual Housing Demographia International Housing Affordability Study.
Polar Bear Propaganda – September 7, 2012
Tim Ball argues that global warming does not threaten the world’s polar bear population with extinction.
Transfer Disease? – June 10, 2012
A quirk in the equalization formula allows Quebec (and Manitoba) to massively subsidize their local markets without penalty. Effectively, Quebec's massive dam infrastructure is being subsidized by equalization of which a major wealth generator and contributor to equalization is the Oil Sands.
Canadian Senator Promotes Climate Realism in Major Speech – March 15, 2012
March 14, 2012: Sensible, no regrets approach to climate change promoted by British Columbia Senator Nancy Greene-Raine in her speech before the Canadian Senate (March 13).
Owen McShane, Champion of Free Enterprise, Dies – March 6, 2012
NBR Straight Thinking columnist, venture capitalist and planning consultant Owen McShane has died, aged 70. Owen had been on the Frontier Centre's Expert Advisory Panel since 1999.
8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 23, 2012
The Frontier Centre releases a survey of 325 housing markets in seven countries including 35 from Canada. Vancouver is now the second least affordable housing market in the English speaking world, with the Prairies improving and Toronto continuning a long term trend of declining affordability.
A Tribute to Roger Kerr – November 14, 2011
Many people have good intentions. Some fall for the fatal conceit that good intentions are all that count. Far fewer are able to couple good intentions with positive results. Roger Kerr, who died on October 28 in Wellington, was one of the few who did both.
Revitalizing Manitoba (Updated) – September 25, 2011
Special Frontier publication authored by Law Professor Bryan Schwartz discussing a variety of topics affecting Manitoba competitiveness, well-being and prosperity that present a practical roadmap towards a less politicized and more successful province.
2011 International Property Rights Index – April 1, 2011
The Frontier Centre is the Canadian think tank partner in the release of the 2011 International Property Rights Index – which measures property rights protection globally. Canada scores 9 of 129 countries measured, significantly ahead of the USA which scored 18 of 129.
Manitoba, The Supplicant Society – March 5, 2011
Special monograph of the entire 8-part series on a variety of topics affecting Manitoba competitiveness, well-being and prosperity by Law Professor Bryan Schwartz.
Dollars & Sense – February 24, 2011
In a paper published by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Centre Senior Fellow David MacKinnon examines the flaws and unintended consequences of Canada’s equalization program. MacKinnon shows that Canada’s current approach to equalization is damaging to all of the provinces, including those that receive large equalization payments.
7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 24, 2011
The latest edition of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey puts Canadian housing affordability in perspective amongst 325 housing markets world wide.
Ian Madsen, Data Policy Series 124 – January 16, 2011
Data to accompany Ian Madsen Policy Series.
Caution in the Air: Manitoba Politics – January 7, 2011
To implement limited government ideas in Manitoba the province’s chronic pragmatism and unique political geography must be understood.
Limited Government in Saskatchewan? – January 7, 2011
Adopting smaller government policies in Saskatchewan is an interesting affair as the NDP government laid the groundwork, but the record of the current Saskatchewan Party government is mixed. The optimistic view is the party is adopting a long-term, incremental approach.
President Václav Klaus: Inaugural Annual GWPF Lecture – October 28, 2010
Special Report from The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Speech given by President Václav Klaus.
Seven Myths About Green Jobs – September 9, 2010
This study, by the Climate describes seven myths about “green jobs” initiatives that can lead people to falsely believe that government mandates, subsidies and forced technological innovations will bolster economic performance by creating “green jobs. In fact, the paper argues that massive green jobs initiatives are likely to hinder future economic growth and result in net job destruction.
Leading Experts Rapidly Endorsing 'Climate Scientist's Register' – June 27, 2010
"The Climate Scientists’ Register, started one month ago by International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), has just passed its first 100 expert endorsers."
2010 International Property Rights Index: Canada outranks USA; but Improvements Needed – February 23, 2010
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, along with the International Property Rights Alliance, released the 2010 International Property Rights Index. The Index, measures the protection of property rights in 125 countries.
Behind The Classroom Door – February 1, 2010
AIMS and the Frontier Centre release an Interim High School Report Card for Western Canada.