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fiscal policy

20 Jan 2016

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Fiscal transfers are growing. But are they effective?

January 20, 2016 | By and

The size of transfer payments can’t tell us if provincial governments are good fiscal managers.

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17 Nov 2015


The Sharing Economy and Why it Matters for Policy Makers

November 17, 2015 | By

In an article from the Public Sector Digest, Mowat Centre Practice Lead of Intergovernmental Economic & Social Policy, Noah Zon, discusses the sharing economy and what it means for public policy.

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18 Jun 2015

The 50% tax tipping point: fact or fiction?

June 18, 2015

One of the policy ideas getting more attention as the federal election approaches is the role of tax reform in generating revenue and correcting income inequality in Canada. Read More

20 May 2015


Why municipal borrowing is no crisis in waiting

May 20, 2015 | By

Rarely a week goes by without a prominent columnist or think tank warning of an impending provincial credit crisis.
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26 Feb 2015


Can Canada learn anything from the Eurozone debt crisis?

February 26, 2015 | By

Canadians like to brag about the strength of our country’s public finances.
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25 Nov 2014

What the government isn’t telling you about federal transfers

November 25, 2014

Too many federal transfer programs fail basic tests of transparency, efficiency, and fairness. Read More

25 Sep 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

14 Jul 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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