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

— 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.

— Jan 10, 2023
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The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians: 2023 Edition

The Growing Debt Burden for Canadians: 2023 Edition finds that not only has Canada’s projected combined government debt (the federal debt and the provincial debt of all 10 provinces) nearly doubled since 2007/08, the year before the last recession, but the combined debt now equals 74.6 per cent of the Canadian economy.

— Dec 15, 2022
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Generosity in Canada: The 2022 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada: The 2022 Generosity Index finds that the total amount donated to registered charities by Canadians in 2020—just 0.49 per cent of their income—is the lowest amount since at least 2000. Moreover, the number of Canadians donating to charity—as a percentage of all tax filers—has fallen from 25.5 per cent to 19.1 per cent over the past two decades.