From Fraser Institute <[email protected]>
Subject Barriers to telecommuting, and Alberta restoring its tax advantage
Date July 24, 2021 5:00 PM
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25 per cent of Canadian workforce could be working from home after COVID, but labour laws are outdated for remote work and telecommuting
Are Our Labour Laws Still Relevant for Teleworkers? finds that many labour policies and regulations in Canada are outdated and incompatible in a post-COVID world. The study also estimates that 25 per cent of working Canadians will continue to work remotely after COVID—although roughly 40 per cent could do so.
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Alberta can regain tax advantage by reinstating 10% flat tax
What Happens If Alberta Returns to the Flat Tax System? find that the Alberta government can reinstate a 10 per cent single-rate personal income tax and restore the “Alberta Tax Advantage” while incurring only a modest loss in revenue.
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Kenney government could restore Alberta’s tax advantage without big budget hit [[link removed]]
(Appeared in the Calgary Sun) by Ergete Ferede and Tegan Hill
In 2015, the government replaced the single-rate personal income tax with five tiers that include a top rate of 15 per cent.

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by Ben Eisen
At least 90 per cent of net job creation in Ontario took place either in the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

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Approving new drugs in Canada—a 30-year review [[link removed]]
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Regardless of their potential impact on patient health, drug approval times in Canada were longer than in other countries.

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Since 2006, wind and solar generators in Texas have received about $19.4 billion in federal, state and local subsidies.

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