Fraser Forum - July/August 2012: Mandatory Country of Origin

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In this issue:

Canadians celebrated Tax Freedom Day on June 11
by Milagros Palacios, Niels Veldhuis, and Charles Lammam
Fraser Institute researchers calculate when Canadians have finally covered their taxes and have started working for themselves.

Bill C-323: Another threat to Canadian mining
by Fred McMahon
A new Bill could destroy Canada’s current positive mining environment.

Bolder reforms needed for EI to be a true insurance program
by Charles Lammam and Amela Karabegovic
Canada’s employment insurance needs a complete overall to work properly and benefit those that truly need the service.

Reforming Old Age Security: Too timid and too narrow
by Niels Veldhuis and Milagros Palacios
Raising the age of eligibility for old age security from 65 to 67 will not make the significant changes needed.

Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling: The case for a harmonized Canada-US beef and pork regulatory regime
by Alexander Moens and Amos Vivancos Leon
Is the US law that forces origin labeling on red meats an attack on free trade?

Leaving Canada for medical care 2011
by Nadeem Esmail
Long wait times for health care in Canada has forced many citizens to go south for their medical needs.

Reforming the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan: A missed opportunity
by Mark Rovere and Bacchus Barua
Ontario needs to recognize that more prudent spending on drug benefits for high-income seniors is needed.

Opportunity for health reform: Lessons from Switzerland
by Mark Rovere and Bacchus Barua
Switzerland’s health care systems could provide a positive example for medical reforms in Canada.

Some inconvenient facts about equalization
by Mark Milke and Fred McMahon
Monetary transfers between the federal government and provincial governments are not as positive as they may seem.

Regulation Review: Free our cities
by Joel Wood
Land use regulations are causing high housing prices in Canada’s largest cities.

The Locavore’s Delusion
by Pierre Desroches and Hiroko Shimizu
A new book argues against the 100-mile diet and explains why sourcing food from a variety of countries makes for a stronger supply.

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