Every Canadian taxpayer is shelling out, on average, around $1,600 in taxes every year to pay for our bloated federal workforce.
There is a basic truth at the heart of our public institutions: Transparency breeds accountability.
Let me ask you a trick question: What do you care most about: the well-being of poor people around you, or income inequalities between these poor people and the rich?
Are we about to see the end of the war on drugs?
I was quite sad when I read the news that Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday. I met her in London on two separate occasions, and had a chance to talk with her for a good little while on one of those occasions. She was obviously highly intelligent, and also charming and witty.
Everybody knows that governments of the left spend more than governments of the right, right? Well, like so many things everybody knows, this assumption turns out to be mistaken.
One of the pieces of good news in this week's budget was Jim Flaherty's decision to get rid of one of the least efficient tax loopholes — the tax credit for contributions to labour-sponsored funds.
What is job security worth? What is the dollar value of the guaranteed lifetime employment enjoyed by some public sector employees?
Three years ago, MP Maxime Bernier said the past five decades of nationalist demands by successive Quebec governments had not brought any concrete results.
Does the Stephen Harper government have good economic policies, from a free-market or small 'c' conservative perspective? This is a completely unscientific way to grade it, but I found five key policy decisions from 2012 and gave a pass or fail mark.
All of you who have money invested know - or if not, should know - the power of compound interest.
One reason the Quebec student protests were so well organized last spring was that the students got financial help - tens of thousands of dollars - not only from Quebec unions but from others across the country.
Some people (who are generally purely ideologically motivated) have been spreading a great lie about how our health care systems actually function.
Defined-benefit private pension plans are those in which an employer promises a predetermined monthly benefit based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending on investment returns.
There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the obesity "epidemic" sweeping the developed world.
Gathered in Halifax for the Council of the Federation, premiers and territorial leaders announced last week their plan to introduce a bulk purchasing strategy in the hope of "saving millions of dollars on prescription drugs."
Last year, three out of four passengers at Plattsburgh International Airport in New York were Canadians. What can explain such a high figure?