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A tale of 10 premiers: The best and worst fiscal performers in Confederation a sign of the shifting times

It’s a tale of two Liberal premiers, a continent apart. It’s not the best nor the worst of times for either woman, but one is doing her province a better fiscal service. 696 more words


Ontario's agricultural land isn't disappearing despite urban growth, Fraser Institute says

Ontario cropland is not disappearing because of urban sprawl, a newly released Fraser Institute study suggests, challenging the long-held assumption the amount of viable provincial cropland is shrinking. 452 more words


Fraser Institute finds majority of Canadians experience poverty only for a short time

A Fraser Institute study says the true rate of long-term poverty is much lower than commonly reported with only 1.5 per cent of Canadians being stuck in low income every year between 2005 and 2010. 381 more words


Provinces can't blame Ottawa for red ink: Transfer payments have grown rapidly over past decade, Fraser Institute finds

The idea the federal government short-changes the provinces when it doles out transfer payments is so deep-rooted it dates back to the last time the Liberals controlled Ottawa. 851 more words


N.Y. hospitals looking to lure Canadians facing long healthcare waits

Hospitals in Syracuse, New York are making a very particular sales pitch, looking to capitalize on Canadians sick of surgery wait times.

The University Hill Corp., a Syracuse non-profit organization represents hospitals and academic institutions, is hoping to target Ontarians who need everything from from knee replacement surgeries to colonoscopies. 609 more words


Government debt set to hit $1.3 trillion in 2016: study

A new report is sounding the alarm about rising government debt levels in Canada.

The Fraser Institute’s Cost of Government Debt in Canada study, released on Tuesday, suggests provincial and federal government debt in Canada is set to top $1.3 trillion in 2016. 284 more words


Government debt in Canada set to top $1.3 trillion in 2016: Fraser Institute

Canadians are carrying a historic amount of debt.

And it’s not just their credit cards and mortgages that are weighing on their wallets and the economy. 442 more words