Pandemic exposes weaknesses of government intervention

The response of governments was heavy-handed, lead-footed, wrong-headed and inept

Pandemic exposes weaknesses of government intervention2020 forever will be associated with the coronavirus sweeping Canada and the world. However, its impact on the economy was much greater than on our health. Far fewer people were stricken by the virus than the initial apocalyptic warnings from health care experts, while its impact on incomes, jobs and government deficits was larger and…

Canadian business growth stymied by governments

Red tape, rising taxes, tax reform, increasing minimum wages and other policy initiatives all smother business investment

Canadian business growth stymied by governmentsPersistently weak investment is a major reason why Canada‚Äôs growth has lagged in recent years. And governments carry some of the blame, having increasingly failed to encourage a positive business climate. The importance of business investment to economic growth is widely acknowledged. Investment boosts productive capacity and embodies new technologies that raise productivity and living…