Jake Fuss

Associate Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute

Jake Fuss is Associate Director of Fiscal Studies for the Fraser Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Calgary. Mr. Fuss has written commentaries appearing in major Canadian newspapers including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, and National Post. His research covers a wide range of policy issues including government spending, debt, taxation, labour policy, and charitable giving.

Recent Research by Jake Fuss

— Mar 9, 2023
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Prime Ministers and Government Spending: 2023 Edition

Prime Ministers and Government Spending:2023 Edition is a new study that finds federal spending reached $19,208 per-person in 2020-21, which represents the single highest level in the country’s history, with the current federal government is on track to record the five highest levels of per-person spending (2018 to 2022) in Canadian history.

— Mar 2, 2023
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A Poll of Canadians on the Average Family’s Taxes

Polling Canadians on Taxes for the Average Family, based on a new Leger poll in early 2023 that surveyed 1,554 Canadians about their opinions on the tax burdens imposed on families, finds that 80 per cent of Canadians across the country support the average family paying 40 per cent or less of their income in total taxes to all levels of government.

— Feb 2, 2023
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Federal and Provincial Debt-Interest Costs for Canadians, 2023 edition

Federal and Provincial Debt Interest Costs for Canadians, 2023 edition is a new study that finds Canadians in every province will pay more than $1,300 per person in 2022/23 on government interest costs, totalling $68.6 billion on interest payments for the federal and provincial debts.