Fraser Forum - January/February 2013: Income Mobility in Canada

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In this issue:

Mr. Flaherty, time to balance the budget
by Niels Veldhuis and Milagros Palacios
The federal budget’s balance date has been moved again. How will this affect Canada’s economic stability?

What’s in store for Canada under Obama’s second term as president
by Alexander Moens and Nicolas Fleet
The recent US election results will have an impact on Canada.

Aboriginal activism & hidden archaeological claims: The newest threat to private property in BC
by Mark Milke
Private property owners in BC may face extra financial costs when rebuilding plans lead to archaeological discoveries.

Disaster ignorance
by Walter Williams
How does post disaster pricing help the economy?

Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers: 2012 Edition
by Milagros Palacios, Charles Lammam, and Amela Karabegović
The current and former provincial premiers are ranked according to their fiscal policies.

Dalton McGuinty’s legacy of poor fiscal management
by Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios
Ontario’s premier has left the province with debt and poor economic growth.

The “poor” are getting richer
by Niels Veldhuis, Charles Lammam, and Amela Karabegović
Researchers find that income mobility does occur for the bottom 20% of earners.

A transmission proposal that will cost Albertans dearly
by Gerry Angevine
Alberta’s decision to build more transmission lines between Calgary and Edmonton will add additional costs to electricity bills.

Regulation Review: The crusade against plastic bags
by Kenneth P. Green and Elizabeth DeMeo
Are plastic bags as damaging to the environment as many insist? Are the alternatives any better?

Corporate headquarters in Canada
by Hugh MacIntyre, Jason Clemens, and Nadeem Esmail
An updated look at which cities attract the most corporate headquarters in Canada.

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