Fraser Forum

Atlantic Canada Prosperity

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Higher taxes hit middle-income earners in Atlantic Canada

In all four Atlantic provinces, workers at the national average income level must earn more than $152 to boost their after-tax income by $100.


2:38PM
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Charitable giving on the wane in Atlantic Canada

Between 2010 and 2020, the percentage of tax filers giving to charity decreased by 24.7 per cent in Nova Scotia.


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Maritimes had lowest levels of per-worker private-sector investment in Canada

Government spending in Nova Scotia encompassed 60.2 per cent of the economy.


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Nova Scotia needs much more private-sector investment

The province's private-sector investment per worker was $11,300—the lowest level in Canada and 47 per cent below the national average.


9:06AM
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Nova Scotia government spending spree comes with consequences

The province's spending is projected to increase by $664 million over the next three years.


8:29AM
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P.E.I. government fails to rein in runaway spending
The province's per-person spending will increase from $15,022 before the pandemic to $15,738 by 2024/25.

8:57AM
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Most Nova Scotia parents feel pandemic policies have hurt their child’s education

Students in the province have missed at least 21 weeks of in-class learning in less than two years.


9:09AM
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Atlantic Canada—no room for fiscal complacency

In the Maritimes, a larger share of provincial revenue comes from Ottawa than in any of the other provinces.


2:33PM
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Attracting More People is Key to Atlantic Canada’s Future

The recent inflow of people to the region does not mean the problem of outmigration has been solved.


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