Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre - The Fraser Institute

Help the working poor with targeted benefits like the CWB, not misguided minimum wage hikes
Help the working poor with targeted benefits like the CWB, not misguided minimum wage hikes

Reward working to improve income for the working poor

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre - The Fraser Institute
April 3, 2018 - 9:52am

Everyone wants to help the working poor. Unfortunately, governments across the country are going about it the wrong way by raising the minimum wage to $15. That misguided move does a bad job of targeting the people we want to help and produces a host of unintended consequences.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget fails to address sluggish economic growth and declining business investment
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget fails to address sluggish economic growth and declining business investment Troy Media

Federal budget turned a blind eye to Canada’s economic challenges

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre - The Fraser Institute
March 8, 2018 - 9:32am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2018 federal budget does nothing to address serious concerns over Canada’s economic prospects or the challenges emerging from the United States.

Raising the minimum wage is a flawed strategy for achieving the critically important social objective of raising people out of poverty
Raising the minimum wage is a flawed strategy for achieving the critically important social objective of raising people out of poverty

Raising minimum wages: good intentions, bad policy

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre - The Fraser Institute
March 1, 2018 - 9:34am

As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But good intentions alone aren’t enough to justify government policy. Real-world evidence matters.

He can, by following in Jean Chretien's footsteps and finding savings through a comprehensive review of its programs
He can, by following in Jean Chretien's footsteps and finding savings through a comprehensive review of its programs

Will Trudeau keep his promise to balance the budget?

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre - The Fraser Institute
February 27, 2018 - 10:13am

The federal government can start now to make good on its promise to balance the budget by 2019-20. All it will take is relatively modest spending reductions in the budget to be delivered on Tuesday – and the will to make them happen.