B.C.’s new business as usual: political and economic uncertainty

B.C.’s new business as usual: political and economic uncertainty
NDP election win prompts waves of uncertainty that threaten investment and economic growth in B.C. By Lydia Miljan Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute A shadow hangs over British Columbia’s political and economic future. Last spring, B.C. went through one of its most tumultuous and uncertain elections in years. No party received the majority of seats in the May 9 election,... Read More

The unintended, and painful, consequences of a $15 minimum wage

The unintended, and painful, consequences of a $15 minimum wage
A government-mandated increase in the price of low-skilled labour tends to lead employers to reduce their labour force By Charles Lammam & Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute It seems obvious: if you want to give low-wage workers a raise, increase the minimum wage. But raising minimum wage produces unintended consequences that hurt many of the people it’s supposed to help.... Read More