Manitoba Government Spending Rising Rapidly – May 13, 2013
With provincial government expenditures rising far in excess of inflation since 1999, Manitoba does not have a case for raising any of its taxes, which are among the highest in Canada. The province clearly has a spending problem, not a lack of revenue problem, and simply needs to manage spending in more innovative and smarter ways.
Canadian Property Rights Index – April 3, 2013
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released its inaugural Canadian Property Rights Index (CPRI), which highlights the precarious state of property rights in all 10 Canadian provinces and three territories, along eight different indicators.
Quebec Tuition Fee Dispute - The Stats – August 29, 2012
Quebec students pay the lowest tuition fees in Canada but they are protesting moderate increases that would still leave them better off than their fellow students across the country.
Does Rent Control Always Produce Lower Rents? – February 8, 2012
Jurisdictions with rent control policies do not always experience slower growth in rent prices than jurisdictions where rent is unregulated.
Manitoba Health Spending: Still Much Higher Than Average – January 23, 2012
Per-person healthcare spending in Manitoba is significantly higher than the national average.
Canadian Housing Affordability in One Page – January 23, 2012
A one page look at housing affordability across 35 Canadian markets according to the 8th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.
Manitoba Real Spending Up 65% – September 21, 2011
Thanks to sharply rising transfer payments and provincial debt, spending per capita by the Province of Manitoba increased 65% between 1999 and 2010, 2.75 times the rate of inflation.
State of the Unions – July 26, 2011
A statistical snapshot of Canada's union landscape shows declining membership with an overwhelming and growing bias towards the public sector.
Will More Police Officers Solve Winnipeg’s Crime Issues? – May 25, 2011
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is fulfilling his pledge to hire more police officers, but recent data shows more police may not necessarily be the answer to Winnipeg’s crime problems.
CWB Kills Wheat Acreage – February 18, 2011
Canada is losing its status as a wheat super power with acreages steadily falling over the past fifteen years. Acreage is falling in all Prairie provinces but not in Ontario. This may be because the Prairie farmers are bound to the Canadian Wheat Board, but Ontario farmers have marketing freedom.
Secretiveness Still a Defining Feature of Many Band Governments – May 7, 2010
The Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index provides empirical evidence that many band respondents do not feel their governments are sharing important financial data with members.
Majority of Band Residents Report Political Meddling in Businesses – April 30, 2010
The Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index demonstrates that on many reserves band officials are still inappropriately engaging in business activities.
Sizable Minority of Reserve Residents Do Not Feel Safe From Arbitrary Government – April 23, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals that through the use of Band Council Resolutions (BCRs), a good minority still say their band is removing members it “does not like.”
Why Smart Environmentalists Embrace the Free Market – April 21, 2010
This plot makes the relationship between economic freedom and environmental performance difficult to ignore.
Nepotism Still Significant Issue on Many Reserves – April 16, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index suggests nepotism in terms of government position hiring still exists on many First Nation communities.
Growing Confidence in First Nation Elections – April 9, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance reveals that although respondents show confidence that their votes are being counted properly, there are still questionable practices occurring.
Canada’s Forests are Getting Healthier – April 2, 2010
Canada is doing an excellent job of protecting its vast forest resources.
Excellent Administration is Transparent Administration – March 29, 2010
Empirical data from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals a strong statistical connection between First Nation government transparency and good administration.
Best-Administered Reserves Have Highest Scores – March 24, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals that good administration on a First Nation is a strong predictor of overall success for a reserve community.
Canada V. Europe on Health Care Wait Times: Canada Compares Badly – March 19, 2010
Despite high levels of healthcare spending, wait times for health services in Canada are much longer than they are in most of Europe.