Provincial Prosperity

— Feb 9, 2021
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Lessons for Fiscal Reform from the Klein Era

Lessons for Fiscal Reform from the Klein Era finds that today's Alberta government can learn some key lessons from the Klein reforms of the 1990s, which helped quickly eliminate the province's budget deficit and lay the foundation for more than a decade of surpluses.

— Dec 3, 2020
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The Great Convergence: Measuring the Fiscal Gap Between “Have” and “Have-Not” Provinces

The Great Convergence: Measuring the Fiscal Capacity Gap Between “Have” and “Have-Not” Provinces is a new study that finds the gap between the ability of Canada’s richer and poorer provinces to raise revenues is shrinking rapidly. If Alberta’s fiscal capacity gap continues to shrink relative to the rest of Canada, the province could soon become eligible for equalization transfers, which would affect transfers to other so-called “have not” provinces.

— Dec 1, 2020
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An Evaluation of the Recent Performance of British Columbia’s Economy

An Evaluation of the Recent Performance of British Columbia’s Economy finds that any downturn in B.C.'s housing sector will have serious consequences for the provincial economy.

— Nov 24, 2020
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Report Card on British Columbia's Elementary Schools 2020

The Fraser Institute today released its annual Report Card on British Columbia’s Elementary Schools 2020, which ranks 931 public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators derived from provincewide Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results.

— Nov 24, 2020
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Economic Performance in Ontario CMAs: A National Comparative Perspective

Economic Performance in Ontario CMAs: A National Comparative Perspective is a new study that shows how urban centres in southwestern Ontario, including London and Windsor, fell from being amongst the most prosperous cities nationwide to the some of the least prosperous from 2000 to 2015, the latest year of available census data.

— Oct 29, 2020
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Reforming BC Auto Insurance to Benefit Consumers

Reforming BC Auto Insurance to Benefit Consumers finds that the Government of British Columbia’s ICBC reforms haven’t gone far enough and maintain ICBC’s monopoly on basic automobile insurance—which keeps rates higher than they would be in a more open insurance market.

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