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Trudeau government should pivot away from Morneau-era policies of weakness

Investment in machinery, equipment, factories, intellectual property and other assets declined by 17.3 per cent.


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Labour market performance has been extremely weak since the last recession.


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The Fraser Institute motto is a constant reminder of the importance of measuring the effect of government policy interventions on people’s lives.


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Alberta’s unemployment rate climbed to 8.6 per cent in July—the highest rate since 1994.


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With Canada’s current unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent, there’s more slack in the Canadian labour market than in the U.S.


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Study found that increasing the minimum wage reduced the employment rate among low-skilled workers by 5.6 percentage points.


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There are times when a problem can be solved with a small fix and perhaps a little tinkering. And there are times when a big fix or fundamental reform is needed. Quebec’s government finances fall into the latter category.