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Alberta tax advantage is gone, corporate rates lower in other provinces: Fraser Institute study

A Fraser Institute study shows Alberta’s tax advantage is over because of corporate and personal income tax hikes.

“Alberta used to enjoy some of the lowest tax rates in North America, which attracted investment and people to the province, but the current provincial government has quickly eroded that advantage by increasing taxes, which are hurting the economy,” Fraser Institute’s director of provincial prosperity studies Ben Eisen said. 217 more words

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Economic freedom, taxes and tariffs in Asia

* This is my article in BusinessWorld last December 01, 2016.

Human prosperity is not possible if there is no economic freedom, if people do not have the freedom to own private property and have freedom to trade. 669 more words

Economic freedom, taxes and tariffs in Asia

* This is my article in BusinessWorld last December 01, 2016.

Human prosperity is not possible if there is no economic freedom, if people do not have the freedom to own private property and have freedom to trade. 669 more words

Charitable giving in Canada drops to 10-year low, according to tax data

Canadians are becoming less generous and giving fewer donations to charity than they did a decade ago, according to the 2016 Generosity Index published by the Fraser Institute, a think tank, on Thursday. 644 more words

Canada

Why Care?

Public sector employees make almost 11% more than those working in similar occupations in the private sector, a review by the Fraser Institute shows.

On top of that, government workers enjoy better pensions, stronger job security, more personal days off and earlier retirement than their counterparts in the private sector, according to the study, Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada. 131 more words

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$14M raised by Saskatchewan government in oil and gas rights

Saskatchewan Energy Minister Dustin Duncan said the province is leading the way following the most recent sale of oil and natural gas rights.

The government said the latest sale, held on Tuesday, brought in $14 million in revenue for the province. 147 more words

Money

Texas comparison shows Alberta's fiscal woes due to overspending: study

Comparing Alberta to Texas shows the province’s fiscal woes stem from government overspending and mismanagement, says a study released Thursday by the Fraser Institute.

“They’re both energy jurisdictions, they’re both relatively prosperous and they’re both coming off a lengthy period — with some bumps along the way — of prosperity,” said Ben Eisen, co-author of the conservative think-tank’s report entitled, One Energy Boom, Two Approaches: Fiscal Restraint Has Left Texas in Better Shape than Alberta. 244 more words

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