Fraser Forum - November 2008: Water Rights in Quebec

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In this issue:

Up Front: Ezra Levant speaks freely
The former Western Standard publisher discusses his battle with the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal which ended 900 days after it began.

Why are Quebec’s students failing?
by Peter Cowley
The exam failure rates in Quebec’s public schools—which account for roughly 82% of the province’s secondary school enrollment—are more than double those of private schools in all subjects except basic mathematics.

Quebec’s agriculture in jeopardy
by Jean-Francois Minardi
To ensure the viability of Quebec’s agricultural sector, the province should phase out its supply management regime and eliminate farm subsidies.

Self-interest benefits everyone
by Niels Veldhuis
Self-interested individuals and businesses are the backbone of our economy, vital to economic progress and the well-being of society.

Measuring entrepreneurship
by Keith Godin and Niels Veldhuis
The Canadian provinces trail the US states on six different measures of entrepreneurship.

Canada’s physician supply
by Nadeem Esmail
The current supply is insufficient to meet the demand for physician care and falls well short of what is being delivered in other developed nations with similar approaches to health care.

Missile defense goes global
by Alan W. Dowd
Canada should partner with the United States and other Western countries on the international missile defense system.

Cars and climate change
by Diane Katz
The government of Quebec is preparing to impose the nation’s most stringent regulations on auto emissions. But these regulations are more likely to endanger lives than change the climate.

Competition in health care
by Maureen Hazel
The recently reformed Dutch system provides an example of a better approach to universal health care coverage.

Water rights under threat in Quebec
by Diane Katz and Jean-Francois Minardi
Bill 92, if enacted, will rob Quebecers of their property rights and discourage investment in the province.

Economic freedom reduces poverty
by Amela Karabegović and Fred McMahon
Nations with high rates of economic growth and higher levels of economic freedom experience poverty reduction.

Economic freedom in the Francophonie nations
by Louis-Philippe Beland
Francophonie nations, more than 80% of which are developing countries, have some of the lowest levels of economic freedom in the world.

In Closing: “Tough love” for the downtown eastside
Former Vancouver police chief Jamie Graham, known for his “no-nonsense” approach to the law, speaks to Fraser Forum about Insite, homelessness, and reforming Canada’s criminal code.

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