Tag Archives: Fraser Institute

Measure basic needs, not poverty

Does Canada need a new measure of poverty? That’s what Michael Wolfson, member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, recently argued. According to Wolfson, poverty (in the Canadian context) is hard to ...

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Canada’s urban squeeze myth laid bare

Headlines about housing affordability in Canada mainly concern two cities – Toronto and Vancouver. In both cities and their surrounding areas, rental vacancies hover at or below one per cent, and home prices remain historically high. So Canada’s most desirable ...

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Trudeau’s tax-cutting rhetoric doesn’t match reality

The government has raised income taxes on the majority of middle-class Canadian families, despite repeated claims of the opposite Too often, reality doesn’t match political rhetoric. The federal government’s tax relief promises are a case in point. On the federal ...

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