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It’s budget season once again and governments wanting to narrow budget deficits should not forget about the billions of dollars in spending programs that are delivered through the tax system. Not all of these tax-based spending programs provide value for money. For example, the federal and almost all provincial governments provide inducements to Hollywood film […]

The issue of greenhouse gas emissions came up during the Northern Gateway hearings on September 17th. Northern Gateway is a pipeline proposed by Enbridge, and the proposed route is from Edmonton to Kitimat, which has the third largest port on the west coast. There has been considerable public debate regarding the merits of the pipeline, […]

Iran is openly expanding its nuclear capacity. As uranium enrichment continues to rise to higher levels, so too do the suspicions and fears of world powers like the United States and Israel.  Dr. Uzi Arad, former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, recently spoke at The School of Public Policy predicting a […]

On March 29, 2012, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will announce the federal budget in the House of Commons. Over the past few months, a number of cabinet ministers have hinted at deep cuts. The buildup to this year’s budget draws comparisons to that of Paul Martin’s 1995 budget, designed to tackle the federal deficit. The […]

Well, the incessant debate is back: shall we dump the Queen or shall we keep her? The Young Liberals of Canada pushed the issue in an attempt to have it addressed at the Liberal Party’s national convention. We live in a constitutional monarchy. True. Elizabeth II and her children have been a welcome source of […]