Editorials

The end of Canada's federal marketing monopoly opens new doors around the world.
The end of Canada's federal marketing monopoly opens new doors around the world.

New hope for Canada’s freshwater fishers

By Joseph Quesnel Research Associate Frontier Centre for Public Policy
May 25, 2018 - 12:10pm

Many people expected that the end of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. (FFMC) monopoly would lead to a disaster in Manitoba. It has not, fortunately.

In fact, this move by the federal government may revitalize the Indigenous commercial fisheries in the northern part of the province.

A stunning 94% of Britain’s richest made their money themselves. Land ownership no longer holds the keys to the kingdom.
A stunning 94% of Britain’s richest made their money themselves. Land ownership no longer holds the keys to the kingdom.

Britain’s social (and economic) revolution

By Pat Murphy Columnist Troy Media
May 25, 2018 - 12:09pm

If you watched the royal wedding, you’d be tempted to think of Britain’s social order as immutable. While the bride’s background introduced a degree of diversity, the image of Britain as hereditarily hierarchical seemed to be alive and well.

When costs rise, a food company has three options: raise the price, make smaller packages or change the ingredients.
When costs rise, a food company has three options: raise the price, make smaller packages or change the ingredients.

Shrinkflation: to control costs, food companies shrinking packaging

By CKPGToday
May 24, 2018 - 10:09am

Rough estimates suggest that anywhere from 15 to 20 per cent of packaged food products in Canada have shrunk over the last five years. Consumers find this irritating, but given the economics of the food industry, the industry can hardly be blamed.

With more than $1 trillion locked in underperforming assets, Crown ownership is a hugely important issue for public policy debate.
With more than $1 trillion locked in underperforming assets, Crown ownership is a hugely important issue for public policy debate.

Canadians pay the price for unnecessary Crown corporations

By Ian Madsen Senior Policy Analyst Frontier Centre for Public Policy
May 24, 2018 - 9:51am

There has long been a public policy battle over government’s role in running enterprises. Strangely, that battle was not settled in the 1980s and ’90s when many state-owned firms were ‘privatized,’ since Canadian governments still own many Crown corporations.

We need to scrap corporate welfare in order to restore Canada’s business tax advantage over the U.S.
We need to scrap corporate welfare in order to restore Canada’s business tax advantage over the U.S.

Canada must escape the corporate welfare trap

By Charles Lammam Director of Fiscal Studies The Frasier Institute
May 24, 2018 - 9:25am

It’s been more than two months since federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he would study Canada’s crumbling business tax advantage – while cautioning against any “impulsive” measures in response to tax changes south of the border that overnight wiped away a decade-plus business tax advantag

It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.
It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
May 23, 2018 - 2:53pm

When a sports team is starting out, most observers set a very low bar for expectations. The hope is the first season isn’t too disastrous, there’s gradual improvement over the next five to 10 years, and the team eventually becomes a playoff contender.

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