Mainstream media is full of fake news

Mainstream media is full of fake news
Few realize the extent to which the financial establishment uses fake news to fool the public By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media According to a growing army of critics, the mainstream media is unintentionally circulating fake news. Globe and Mail editor Evan Annett believes fake news has become a serious problem. Why? Because it’s “media that’s custom-made to fool you.”... Read More

Ontarians pay a high price for power system mess

Ontarians pay a high price for power system mess
Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected or families will continue to suffer By Ken Green Senior director, Natural Resource Policy Institute The Fraser Institute After years of governments mismanaging energy markets in Ontario, new research shows that Ontarians now pay some of the highest electricity bills in Canada. The average residential monthly bill for Torontonians... Read More

Canada should accept increased competition under new NAFTA

Canada should accept increased competition under new NAFTA
The U.S. administration is actually acting as a champion of the Canadian consumer By Steven Globerman Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute The U.S. administration tipped its hand ahead of this week’s NAFTA negotiations in Washington, D.C. A report released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last month set out, in broad strokes, the administration’s negotiating strategy. Not surprisingly,... Read More

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada
Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist By Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Gasoline price controls are a major burden for the minor benefit of having less mercurial cost fluctuations. Government policies are often contradictory. This isn’t directly the result of conspiracy... Read More

Why Ontario can’t seem to ease its debt burden

Why Ontario can’t seem to ease its debt burden
Government debt has grown much faster than the economy in recent years, and little change is expected over the next several years By Ben Eisen & Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute The Ontario government’s determination to keep adding new debt suggests it simply isn’t serious about getting the crucial debt-to-GDP ratio down any time soon. That’s bad news for taxpayers.... Read More

Don’t just blame speculators for soaring housing prices

Don’t just blame speculators for soaring housing prices
Falling interest rates are an often-overlooked contributor to rising home prices in Canada’s most desirable markets By Niels Veldhuis & Josef Filipowicz The Fraser Institute Despite recent measures by British Columbia and Ontario provincial governments, house prices remain high in Canada’s most desirable markets. In fact, after a brief pause during the latter half of 2016, Vancouver home prices are... Read More