Grady Munro

Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Grady Munro is a Policy Analyst at the Fraser Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Macalester College in Minnesota, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Mr. Munro’s commentaries have appeared in the Toronto Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, and Vancouver Province. His research focuses on government spending, debt, and taxation.

Recent Research by Grady Munro

— Feb 13, 2024
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A Case for Spending Restraint in Canada: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget

A Case for Spending Restraint: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget is a new study that finds the federal government could achieve a balanced budget within a couple short years with only modest spending restraint, such as slowing the growth in nominal program spending by only 4.3 per cent.

— Feb 13, 2024
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Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target

Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target is a new essay in the Institute’s series on federal reforms, which highlights how Canada is unlikely to meet the NATO spending target of two per cent of GDP without running large deficits and accumulating debt.

— Jan 25, 2024
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Federal and Provincial Debt-Interest Costs for Canadians, 2024 Edition

Federal and Provincial Debt-Interest Costs for Canadians: 2024 Edition is a new study that finds taxpayers across Canada will pay a total of $81.8 billion on interest payments for the federal and provincial debts in 2023/24, with $46.5 billion alone spent on debt servicing charges.