Fraser Institute

Fraser Institute

Type Think Tank
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1974
Location Vancouver, BC Canada Canada
Budget USD 5M-19M
Functions Advocacy, Education and training
Funding sources Foundations or grants, Individual citizens
Tags economics social policy
See also AIMS
Summary The Institute was founded to redirect public attention to the roles that markets can play in providing for the economic and social wellbeing of Canadians. The Institute aims to present innovative market solutions to economic problems, expand debate on public policy, and positively influence policy formation in such areas as welfare reform, privatization, taxation, free trade, government debt, education, poverty, deregulation, healthcare, labor markets, economic restructuring, and the role of government. The Institute now has about 3,200 individual, corporate, and foundation supporters in Canada, the United States, and other countries.

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Fraser Institute · 19 January 2023 English

Economy wide COVID-19 lockdown policies, which included stay-at-home orders, school and business closures, along with mask and other non-pharmaceutical interventions, were a radical and untried social policy. Over the two …

Fraser Institute · 19 January 2023 English

During the COVID-19 pandemic, economy-wide lockdowns, though never part of any pandemic strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), were immediately applied, …

Fraser Institute · 17 January 2023 English

Summary Past research from the Fraser Institute’s Atlantic Canada Prosperity Initiative has shown that the Atlantic region is generally an economic laggard within Canada. When comparing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …

Fraser Institute · 12 January 2023 English

According to Milton Friedman, in a capitalist society the sole role of business is to make money. “[T]here is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources …

Fraser Institute · 10 January 2023 English

Summary Budget deficits and increasing debt have become serious fiscal challenges facing the federal and many provincial governments recently. Since 2007/08, combined federal and provincial net debt (inflation-adjusted) has roughly …

Fraser Institute · 5 January 2023

Summary Since 2012, Ontario’s top marginal personal income tax rate (PIT) rate has increased by 7.12 percentage points, from 46.41 to 53.53 percent. As a result, Ontario now has the …

Fraser Institute · 4 January 2023

Summary This bulletin analyzes fiscal developments in British Columbia since the election of John Horgan’s NDP government in 2017 to assess the extent to which fiscal governance in the province …

Fraser Institute · 20 December 2022 English

In the first half of the 20th century, two Austrian economists, Ludwig von Mises and his most famous student, Friedrich Hayek, argued that central planning under socialism could not work. …

Fraser Institute · 20 December 2022 English

There have been worse plagues than COVID, but none has ever done so much damage to the world’s scientific institutions. In the pre-COVID era, the public health establishment had been …

Fraser Institute · 15 December 2022 English

Manitoba had the highest percentage of tax filers that donated to charity among the provinces (20.6%) during the 2020 tax year while Newfoundland & Labrador had the lowest (16.0%). Manitoba …

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