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ECONOMY - B.C.’s new business as usual: political, economic uncertainty

By LYDIA MILJAN
Senior Fellow
The Fraser Institute

A SHADOW hangs over British Columbia’s political and economic future.

Last spring, B.C. went through one of its most tumultuous and uncertain elections in years. 652 more words

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Average Canadians pay 42.5 per cent of their income in taxes: report

Canadians pay a whopping 42.5 per cent of their income in taxes, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute.

An average family with an income of about $83,000 paid roughly $35,000 in  taxes last year, the Vancouver, B.C.-based think-tank calculated. 371 more words

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'Be Part of the Climate Change Solution'

Re: Trudeau’s carbon-pricing fixation out of step with Canadians – Fraser Institute’s Ken Green, Westport Review Mirror, Aug 3, 2017

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank Ken Green and the other folks at… 818 more words

Politics

Now it's considered 'fear mongering' to show how $15 minimum wages hurt workers

By Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre and David Hunt

With three of Canada’s largest provinces, Ontario, Alberta and B.C., either committing to or considering a minimum wage of $15 per hour, many analysts — including us — note that this policy will hurt many vulnerable workers by reducing job opportunities. 473 more words

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B.C. POLITICS - Greens should support Site C dam, for all British Columbians

By KENNETH GREEN
and JOSEPH QUESNEL
The Fraser Institute

GIVEN THE DESIRE for green energy, you would think a Green Party leader would support more hydro power for Vancouver. 678 more words

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B.C. POLITICS - How will B.C.'s NDP pay for deal with Greens?

By CHARLES LAMMAM
and HUGH MacINTYRE
The Fraser Institute

THE POWER-SHARING deal struck by the New Democratic Party and Green Party means British Columbians could soon see an NDP minority government propped up by the Greens. 596 more words

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Big jump in Indigenous population putting financial pressure on governments: Fraser Institute

A new study by the Fraser Institute says government incentives may be a big reason for a 275 per cent jump in the Indigenous population in Canada between 1985 and 2011. 153 more words

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