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Trends in Canadian Forest Fires, 1959–2019

Trends in Canadian Forest Fires, 1959-2019 is a new study that finds not only has forest fire activity in Canada decreased over the last 30 years, but so too has global fire activity. In fact, over the past six decades there has been a decline in the annual number of fires and total hectares burned, despite record-high activity in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

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Achieving the Four-Day Work Week: Part 2 Essays

Two new essays—Towards a More Productive and United Canada: The Case for Liberalizing Interprovincial Trade by Trevor Tombe, associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and Barriers to Entry and Productivity Growth by Vincent Geloso, assistant professor of economics at King's University College—spotlight barriers to trade and competition, which can frustrate economic productivity and the possibility of a four-day work week.

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Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2020

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2020 is a new study that compares the performance of Canada’s health-care system to its international peers. The data shows that despite Canada being among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, the country has some of the lowest numbers of doctors, hospital beds, medical technologies, and the longest wait times.

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The Essential Robert Nozick spotlights the philosophy professor whose 1974 book Anarchy, State, and Utopia—which argues for the supremacy of individual rights and minimal role for government—helped re-establish the classical liberal or libertarian perspective as a viable alternative to socialism.

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Reforming BC Auto Insurance to Benefit Consumers

Reforming BC Auto Insurance to Benefit Consumers finds that the Government of British Columbia’s ICBC reforms haven’t gone far enough and maintain ICBC’s monopoly on basic automobile insurance—which keeps rates higher than they would be in a more open insurance market.

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Financing the Canada Child Benefit

Financing the Canada Child Benefit, part two of an essay series on the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), finds that federal spending on benefits for eligible families with children through the CCB increased by 68.5 per cent from fiscal year 2014/15 to 2019/20—financed entirely by borrowing.

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Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools 2020

The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2020 ranks 473 public, independent, Francophone and Anglophone schools based largely on the results from provincewide tests in French, English, science and mathematics. The Report Card provides parents and educators with objective information that’s difficult to find anywhere else, which is why it’s the go-to source for school performance in Quebec.