Let’s stress-test government: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

What kind of shape would the federal and provincial governments be in if the cost of borrowing were two percentage points higher? writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, May 6, 2021 It has been embedded in our… Continue reading Let’s stress-test government: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

If the Liberals really wanted a successful federal daycare program, this one isn’t it: Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz in the National Post

The program will take too long to implement and fail to meet the needs of Canada’s diverse workforce, write Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz, May 3, 2021 The federal government’s 2021 budget introduces a daycare… Continue reading If the Liberals really wanted a successful federal daycare program, this one isn’t it: Janice MacKinnon and Jack Mintz in the National Post

There are no more fiscal anchors holding back the Liberals after this budget: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Canadians should take note that they will be paying $40 billion in taxes just to cover interest expenses, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Jack Mintz, April 20, 2021 Monday’s federal budget, the first in more than two years,… Continue reading There are no more fiscal anchors holding back the Liberals after this budget: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

MLI experts available to comment on federal budget

OTTAWA, ON (April 19, 2021): With the federal government poised to unveil its first budget in over two years, Canadians will be watching closely as Ottawa reveals its plan for a post-pandemic recovery.  Experts from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute are available to comment on this historic budget. The following experts are available to comment: Jack Mintz… Continue reading MLI experts available to comment on federal budget

If I were finance minister: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

This article is part of a series by the Financial Post Comment. With next week’s federal budget fast approaching, FP Comment asked its regular contributors to think about how they would approach things if they were finance minister.  I would draw on the best of Marc Lalonde and Paul Martin — practising fiscal prudence and… Continue reading If I were finance minister: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

How the Biden tax and infrastructure plan could boost Canada: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

More growth in our largest trading partner means more spending on Canadian exports, which should be good for jobs here, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, April 8, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden has released his infrastructure… Continue reading How the Biden tax and infrastructure plan could boost Canada: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Once again commodities are coming to Canada’s rescue: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

There are risks but good news is coming to the Canadian economy, including Alberta and the other Western provinces, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Jack Mintz, April 6, 2021 Canada’s per capita GDP growth from 2016 to 2020… Continue reading Once again commodities are coming to Canada’s rescue: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

We could grow like a Celtic Tiger too, if we had Irish policies: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Instead, political risk, glacial permitting and transportation bottlenecks discourage companies from coming here, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, March 30, 2021 The Irish economy continues to impress and the Canadian economy to disappoint. Ireland was the… Continue reading We could grow like a Celtic Tiger too, if we had Irish policies: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Provinces, not Ottawa, should decide carbon pricing: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

The Supreme Court may have approved the GHG pricing act but leaves to politicians to decide the best approach, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, March 25, 2021  Now that the Supreme Court of Canada has provided… Continue reading Provinces, not Ottawa, should decide carbon pricing: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

MLI experts available to comment on Supreme Court’s carbon tax ruling

OTTAWA, ON (March 25, 2021): In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the carbon tax – the cornerstone policy in the federal government’s efforts to combat climate change – is in fact constitutional. Experts from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute are available to comment on this landmark decision. The following experts are… Continue reading MLI experts available to comment on Supreme Court’s carbon tax ruling