Fraser Forum

Government Spending & Taxes

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Ontario’s net provincial government debt may reach $350 billion by 2020.

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Canadians born in 1971 or after can now expect to receive a meagre rate of return from their CPP contributions of between 2.3 per cent and 2.5 per cent (depending on their specific year of birth).


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Well-designed consumption taxes, of which sales taxes are one type, are much less damaging.


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Enhanced child benefit shuffles money among middle-class families via an expensive bureaucracy.

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Ontario has been racking up debt at a historically rapid pace and is on track to rack up still more debt in the years ahead.

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Canada’s premiers are meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon this week and health-care transfers from Ottawa may be high on the agenda.


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Almost half of all independent schools in Ontario have a religious orientation.

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Most Canadians are adequately prepared for retirement, making CPP expansion largely unnecessary.


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The returns of the CPP's investment arm in no way influence the CPP retirement benefits received by Canadian workers.


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The rate of return under the current CPP system is 2.1 per cent for Canadians born after 1971.


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