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The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2022

The Price of Public Healthcare, 2022 finds that a typical Canadian family with an average household income of $156,086 will pay $15,847 for public health care this year, and that health-care costs have increased 210.3 per cent since 1997 compared to a 116.3 per cent increase in average incomes.

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Ford Government Plans to Outspend Wynne Government

Ford Government Plans to Outspend Wynne Government finds that, despite any rhetoric to the contrary, the current Ontario government plans to outspend its predecessor.

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Alberta Premiers and Government Spending

Alberta Premiers and Government Spending finds that from 1965 to 2020, the highest level of per-person provincial government spending (adjusted for inflation) in Alberta occurred in 2017—three years before the pandemic.

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An Aging Population: The Demographic Drag on Canada’s Labour Market

An Aging Population: The Demographic Drag on Canada’s Labour Market is a new study that finds the employment rate for Canadians between 15 and 64 years of age (working age) is at a historic high, but the overall labour market has yet to fully recover from the pandemic-induced recession due to the continued aging of the country’s population.

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Doing Business 2.0: A Better Guide for Policy Makers

Doing Business 2.0: A Better Guide for Policy Makers argues that when the World Bank cancelled its Doing Business report last year, it created a massive information void for economists and governments seeking to spur economic growth and reduce poverty.

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Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity

Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity is a new study that finds business investment in the three maritime provinces has been below the average for the rest of Canada since at least 1990, and that has contributed significantly to the region’s slow economic growth and lower living standard.

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CO2 is CO2 is CO2— the Implications for Emissions Caps

CO2 is CO2 is CO2— the Implications for Emissions Caps is a new study that finds if policymakers want to reduce CO2 emissions in Canada, they should allow industry to do so in the least costly way possible, instead of arbitrarily capping emissions from certain sectors—such as oil and gas—while allowing other sectors to continue to increase emissions, since CO2 molecules are all identical regardless of their source.

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Examining Federal Debt in Canada by Prime Ministers Since Confederation, 2022

Examining Federal Debt in Canada by Prime Ministers Since Confederation, 2022 is a new study that finds Prime Minister Trudeau’s government has increased per-person debt by 35.3 per cent since 2015, the third highest amount since World War II.