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Ottawa’s drug-pricing changes risk limiting patient access to new medicines

Ottawa’s drug-pricing changes risk limiting patient access to new medicines

VANCOUVER—The federal government’s plan to lower the cost of patented pharmaceuticals in Canada through new regulations seriously risks limiting patient access to new innovative drugs, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Friday, July 20, 2018 - Full Story

With Canadian milk in NAFTA crosshairs…

Australia is proof consumers and farmers can benefit from phasing out supply management
VANCOUVER—Canadian consumers and the dairy industry could both benefit by phasing out supply management, as evidenced by Australia’s recent experience ending its own protectionist dairy policies, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Full Story

What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship
July 17, 2018 – What does it mean to be poor in Canada? Does it mean having to rely on food banks and payday loans to make ends meet? Does it mean struggling to afford warm clothes for the winter? What about having to live far away from work or school?

By Angus Reid Institute - Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Full Story

After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario

After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario
On June 29, Douglas Robert Ford Jr. was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. After 15 years of disastrous Liberal Party rule, Ford won a majority government based upon his promises to undo many of the terrible policies that saw the once mighty economic engine of Canada become a have-not province and an economic train wreck that saw many Ontarians forced to choose between heating and eating.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, July 16, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong has spent $46k on tables, chairs, credenzas since June 2017

OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released documents obtained through Access to Information showing that since June 2017, the Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong has spent nearly $46,000 on tables, chairs and a credenza.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, July 16, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation applauds Throne Speech commitment to end Ontario’s carbon tax

TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding today’s speech from the throne, which committed the government to introducing legislation that would end Ontario’s cap-and-trade carbon tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Full Story

Global Affairs Canada has spent $127k on crystal glass and stemware since 2016

Global Affairs Canada has spent $127k on crystal glass and stemware since 2016

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario’s personal income tax rate hike may have prevented 2,158 new businesses from starting

Ontario’s personal income tax rate hike may have prevented 2,158 new businesses from starting
TORONTO—The Ontario government’s increase to the province’s top personal income tax rate in 2013 may have prevented more than 2,000 new businesses from starting in the province, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Full Story

¡Ay, caramba! Global Affairs Canada spent $24k on 86 cushions for Canadian embassy in Mexico Ci

Global Affairs Canada spent $24k on 86 cushions for Canadian embassy in Mexico City
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released documents obtained through Access to Information by the CTF showing that in 2016, Global Affairs Canada spent $24,638 to purchase 86 seat cushions for the Canadian embassy in Mexico City.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, July 9, 2018 - Full Story

Supreme Court rejects Canada as an economic union, green lights provincial trade barriers

Supreme Court rejects Canada as an economic union, green lights provincial trade barriers in ‘free the beer’ ruling
TORONTO—A recent Supreme Court ruling will limit the cross-country flow of beer—and other goods and services—for Canadians this Canada Day long weekend and beyond, confirms a report released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Full Story

WATCH: Jordan Peterson Takes On Justin Trudeau In Q&A At Oxford Union

WATCH: Jordan Peterson Takes On Justin Trudeau In Q&A At Oxford Union

By Daily Wire - Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Full Story

Trudeau sets stage for possible early election

Trudeau sets stage for possible early election
Nominations of Liberal candidates will begin on Wednesday, a sure indication the Liberals are preparing for a possible early election

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, June 25, 2018 - Full Story

CBC Writer Threatens Trump’s 4-Year-Old Granddaughter

CBC Writer Threatens Trump’s 4-Year-Old Granddaughter
Patrick Dussault took to Twitter and directed his threats to Chloe, Donald Trump Jr.’s four-year-old daughter.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, June 25, 2018 - Full Story

Canada’s Serial Killer Nurse Inquiry

Canada’s Serial Killer Nurse Inquiry
Why Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed, and why she was able to kill for so long.

By Lloyd Billingsley - Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Full Story

Why the American Economy is hot, and Canada’s is not

Why the American Economy is hot, and Canada's is not
OTTAWA, ON--With an increasingly favourable business environment in the US and the opposite trend occurring in Canada, business investment in the US is improving faster than in Canada, Munk Senior Fellow Philip Cross said today upon release of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s latest Quarterly Economic Report.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Friday, June 22, 2018 - Full Story

Comment Nation: Report card time for Justin Trudeau, and it’s not a pass

Report card time for Justin Trudeau, and it’s not a pass
Parliament may be rising for the summer, but Justin Trudeau hasn’t come close to completing his work.

By News on the Net - Friday, June 22, 2018 - Full Story

Ottawa’s $5.7 billion in ‘specific claim’ settlements fails to improve First Natio

Ottawa’s $5.7 billion in ‘specific claim’ settlements fails to improve First Nations living standard
CALGARY—The federal government has paid nearly $6 billion over the past four decades to hundreds of First Nations in Canada to settle “specific claims” linked to historical treaties, but there has been no corresponding increase in living standards among those recipient First Nations, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Full Story

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families
TORONTO—Despite misperceptions and false claims, raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Full Story

Doug Ford keeping carbon-tax promise to Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Doug Ford keeping carbon-tax promise to Canadian Taxpayers Federation
TORONTO, ON: Today Premier-designate Doug Ford announced he is keeping his promise to taxpayers by making the first act of his new cabinet to cancel cap-and-trade and challenging the federal carbon tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Friday, June 15, 2018 - Full Story

Toronto Mayor Praises De Niro for ‘F**K Trump’ Rant

Toronto Mayor Praises De Niro for ‘F**K Trump’ Rant
Actor Robert De Niro was in Toronto Monday in front of what will become his Nobu Restaurant, Hotel and Residences in the city’s trendy Entertainment District. De Niro’s visit comes one day after the actor’s rant at the Tony Awards where he said, “First I want to say, F**k Trump. It’s no longer ‘down with Trump, it’s f**k Trump.’”

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, June 15, 2018 - Full Story