From Fraser Institute <[email protected]>
Subject Affordable housing, and the Economic freedom of the world
Date September 18, 2021 2:00 PM
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Having trouble viewing? Try the web version [link removed] of this email. Latest Research Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report [[link removed]]

Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Read More [[link removed]] Well-intentioned building codes reduce supply of low-income housing contributing to homelessness in Canada [[link removed]]

Housing Codes, Homelessness, and Affordable Housing finds that governments in Canada often remove housing units from the market because they don’t fully comply with certain building code standards, thus reducing the supply of housing for low-income people and forcing them into potentially worse alternatives.

Read More [[link removed]] Commentary and Blog Posts Campaign fearmongering on health care ignores experiences of other universal care countries [[link removed]] (Appeared in National Newswatch) by Steven Globerman

Last year, 62 per cent of patients in Canada waited more than four months for a specialist appointment compared to 31 per cent in the Netherlands.

Next prime minister should cut spending to help the poor [[link removed]] (Appeared in the Ottawa Sun) by Matthew Lau

According to estimates, economic growth is maximized when government spending is about 26 per cent of GDP.

Federal debt accumulation will disproportionately burden younger Canadians [[link removed]] by Jake Fuss and Bev Dahlby

Over a two-year span, Ottawa is expected to add more than $500 billion in federal debt.

Spending on public schools increases across Canada while student results decline [[link removed]] (Appeared in the Toronto Sun) by Paige MacPherson

Between 2003 and 2018, Canada’s average PISA scores in math, science and reading declined.

The expensive truth about a universal basic income [[link removed]] (Appeared in National Newswatch) by Tegan Hill and Jake Fuss

Ottawa ran an unprecedented $354 billion budget deficit in 2020/21.

Next prime minister should eschew interventionist ‘industrial policy’ [[link removed]] (Appeared in the Calgary Sun) by: Matthew Lau

In the second quarter of 2021, real GDP per capita fell to 2.9 per cent below fourth quarter 2019 levels.



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