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Charles Lammam

Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute

Charles Lammam is Director of Fiscal Studies at the Fraser Institute. He holds an MA in public policy and a BA in economics with a minor in business administration from Simon Fraser University. Since joining the Institute, Mr. Lammam has published over 90 studies and 380 original articles on a wide range of economic policy issues including taxation, public finances, pensions, investment, income inequality, poverty, labour, entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships, and charitable giving. His articles have appeared in every major national and regional newspaper in Canada as well as several prominent US-based publications. Mr. Lammam’s career in public policy spans over a decade. He regularly gives presentations to various groups, comments in print media, and appears on radio and television broadcasts across the country to discuss the Institute’s research. He also frequently receives invitations to provide expert testimony for various federal and provincial government panels and committees.

Recent Research by Charles Lammam

— Sep 19, 2017
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Ontario Enters Uncharted Waters with a $15 Minimum Wage

Ontario Enters Uncharted Waters with a $15 Minimum Wage finds that raising Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 an hour—a staggering 32 per cent increase over the current minimum wage—will lead to job losses across the province for Ontario’s young and low-skilled workers, especially outside Toronto.

— Sep 7, 2017
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Canada’s Past Fiscal Leaders Are Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets

Canada’s Past Fiscal Leaders Are Now Fiscal Laggards: An Analysis of 2017 Provincial Budgets finds that Ontario and Alberta, which once boasted of having strong fiscal records, are now among the country’s most unsuccessful financial managers. And Quebec and Saskatchewan, which have both struggled in the past as weak fiscal performers, are now pursuing policies that are gradually improving the condition of their public finances.

— Aug 31, 2017
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Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States: 2017 Edition

Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2017 finds that, overall, Canadian labour markets are being outperformed by their American counterparts with all but two Canadian provinces—Saskatchewan (15th) and B.C. (17th)—ranked in the bottom half of the 60 jurisdictions on the index.