economics News Archive
September 27, 2019 —
One of the battle lines that seems to be emerging is which party can convince Canadians they are the best stewards for prosperity, and taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians
September 18, 2019 —
There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes
September 10, 2019 —
With the federal election soon upon us, it’s time to issue a call for politicians to stop buying us off with our own money
July 17, 2019 —
Federal Minister of Science and Sport announces support for research projects at the University of Manitoba
July 10, 2019 —
'Almost all families below the poverty line benefit from refundable credits'
July 8, 2019 —
There is no time to lose.
May 14, 2019 —
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'
April 3, 2019 —
'One approach to mitigating treaty violations is the additions-to-reserve process'
January 15, 2019 —
Whenever government adjusts taxation rules to offer a deduction or credit, economists call this a “tax expenditure” to distinguish it from the direct expenditures authorized by treasury boards
December 7, 2018 —
'A better way to approach that question is to rephrase it: Would this same family be better off with the cash equivalent (or less) of all the costs associated with providing them with a goat (acquiring the goat, transporting the goat, training the family to care for the goat, etc.) than they would be with a goat?'