Federal Reform Series

— Jun 6, 2024
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The Growing Imperative for Internal Free Trade in Canada

The Growing Imperative for Internal Free Trade in Canada finds that the federal government should encourage the provinces to liberalize trade within Canada, especially given growing trade protectionism in the United States.

— Jun 4, 2024
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Federal Support for Journalism

Federal Support for Journalism, by Senior Fellow Lydia Miljan, is the latest essay in the Institute’s series on federal policy reforms. It documents the changing media landscape in Canada in recent years, and highlights why federal subsidies for the industry are bad policy.

— May 10, 2024
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Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition

Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition, written by Senior Fellow Vincent Geloso, calculates how much of the Canadian economy is protected from competition because of government intervention, and discusses how barriers to competition impose higher costs and lower living standards on Canadians.

— Apr 26, 2024
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Canada's Regulatory Overburden

Canada’s Regulatory Overburden is the latest essay in the Institute’s series on federal policy reforms. It finds Canadian businesses are overburdened by excessive and costly regulations, which deter investment and stifle economic growth.

— Apr 12, 2024
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Time to Reform the Canada Health Act

Time To Reform the Canada Health Act is a new essay, part of the Institute’s series on federal policy reforms, that highlights how the act has led to poor performance and high costs in provincial health-care systems, and suggests reforms that would allow the provinces to provide better universal health care.

— Mar 28, 2024
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Can the Carbon Tax Be Reformed or Not?

As the federal carbon tax continues to rise, two new essays— Reforming the Federal Government's Carbon Tax Plan and Carbon Tax Is Beyond Redemption—make two opposing arguments, to retain the tax (after fixing it) and to scrap it.

— Mar 19, 2024
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Enhancing Economic Growth Through Federal Personal Income Tax Reform is a new study that finds the federal government can reduce the top marginal income tax rate to 29.0 per cent—where it was before the Trudeau government increased it—and completely eliminate the three middle income tax rates of 20.5 per cent, 26.0 per cent, and 29.0 per cent by reforming and simplifying the tax code and removing a host of special carve outs, credits and other tax measures.

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