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Sep 25, 2014

Five ways that federal decisions make it harder for Ontario to balance its books

September 25, 2014

The budget presented by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa in July projected a deficit for the seventh year in a row. The province faces difficult choices in order to return to balance. Read More

Sep 12, 2014

Youth unemployment in Germany is much lower than in Canada. How do they do it and what can we learn?

September 12, 2014

Canada’s youth unemployment rate is 13.4%. Ontario’s is 15.8%. Germany’s is 7.8%. Why? Read More

Aug 26, 2014

What is the Council of the Federation, and why should I care?

August 26, 2014

10 years ago, Canada’s premiers created a new organization for provinces and territories to work together called the Council of the Federation. Here’s the TLDR version of what you need to know about it. Read More

Aug 22, 2014

The Springfield Monorail: How not to build infrastructure

August 22, 2014

Public Policy Lessons from The Simpsons #1

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Aug 14, 2014

Immigration to Ontario has declined 33% due to Federal government rule changes

August 14, 2014

For most of the last century, Ontario’s population growth was fueled by its status as a magnet for new immigrants. Read More

Jul 29, 2014

How Ontario lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs (and why most aren’t coming back)

July 29, 2014

Automation, globalization, exchange rates, and low productivity help explain why manufacturing employment has dropped from 15.8% to 10.3% of Ontario’s workforce.

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Jul 14, 2014

That federal budget surplus? It’s coming from your EI Premiums

July 14, 2014

Four reasons why using EI Premiums to balance the budget is bad for the country—and Ontario in particular.

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Jul 14, 2014

Policy Lessons from Google Autocomplete

July 14, 2014

When Canadians want information, they turn to Google. It reliably points them to information about the most important questions of our time, like why Canada is just a fantastic place to live (though cold). Read More