BC Prosperity

— Jan 16, 2020
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The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians

The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians finds that, since 2007/08, the year before the last recession, combined federal and provincial debt has grown from $837.0 billion to a projected $1.5 trillion in 2019/20. The study also breakdowns provincial debt burdens based on several different measures.

— Nov 28, 2019
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia, 2019

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia finds that government employee wages in B.C. were 5.8 per cent higher (on average) than wages for comparable workers in the province’s private sector, and government employees also enjoy more generous benefits.

— Jun 27, 2019
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Report Card on British Columbia's Secondary Schools 2019

The Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools, 2019 rates more than 250 public and independent secondary schools based on seven academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates, and graduation rates. The Report Card provides parents with information they can’t easily get anywhere else. In addition to five years of academic results, the Report Card also shows which schools are improving or falling behind.

— Mar 14, 2019
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Report Card on British Columbia's Elementary Schools 2019

The Report Card on British Columbia’s Elementary Schools, 2019 ranks 955 public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators derived from the provincewide Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results. The report card provides parents with information they can’t easily get anywhere else: In addition to five years of academic results, the report card shows which schools are improving or falling behind.

— Jan 29, 2019
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Assessing British Columbia's Tax Competitiveness

Assessing British Columbia’s Tax Competitiveness finds that B.C. now has the ninth highest top combined personal income tax rate in Canada and the United States, which hurts the province’s ability to compete with neighbouring jurisdictions for skilled-workers and investment. The province also has the highest taxes on business investment anywhere in Canada.

BC Prosperity Research Experts

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics, Simon Fraser University
  • Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Windsor
  • Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute
  • President, Fraser Institute