Hugh MacIntyre

Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Hugh MacIntyre is a Policy Analyst at the Fraser Institute. He holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh and an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto. Mr. MacIntyre has co-authored numerous studies on topics such as government finances and government performance. His commentaries have appeared in various media outlets including the National Post and the American Enterprise Institute’s pres¬tigious magazine, The American.

Recent Research by Hugh MacIntyre

— Feb 9, 2017
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Fiscal Consequences of Higher Spending on K-12 Public Schools in Canada

Fiscal Consequences of Higher Spending on K-12 Public Schools in Canada finds that governments across Canada could have collectively saved $12.7 billion in 2013/14—and lessened their debt and deficit burdens—if they had restrained spending increases on public schools to changes in enrolment and overall prices (inflation) during the previous decade.

— Jan 19, 2017
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Cost of Government Debt in Canada, 2017

The Cost of Government Debt in Canada, 2017 finds that paying the interest on all government debt in Canada cost taxpayers $62.8 billion last year, which translates into $1,752 for every Canadian or slightly more than $7,000 for a family of four. In fact, interest payments on just the federal debt—$24.9 billion—is roughly the same as the federal government’s projected deficit this year—$25.1 billion.

— Dec 15, 2016
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Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2016 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2016 Generosity Index finds that the percentage of Canadians claiming charitable donations on their taxes—and the amount they’re giving as a percentage of their income—is the lowest it’s been in a decade. And Americans donate two-and-a-half times more to charities than Canadians, as a percentage of income. The state of Utah tops the list of 64 North American jurisdictions in the Index. Manitoba (37th place) remains the highest ranked Canadian jurisdiction.