AIMS Senior Fellow Don McIver describes the distortions of Canada’s equalization program, highlighting that low-income federal taxpayers in “have” provinces indirectly contribute revenues that benefit high income earners in recipient provinces.
This commentary identifies some of the recommendations in Ontario’s Drummond Report that could be applied towards achieving a dramatic improvement in Atlantic Canada’s fiscal circumstances.
AIMS Director of Research Don McIver argues that the same economic forces that stimulate wealth generation in advanced countries also foster a more equitable income share for developing countries.
This commentary outlines an AIMS submission to the Standing Committee on International Trade of the House of Commons, wherein AIMS strongly endorses the objectives of trade liberalization between Canada and the European Union.
In this paper, AIMS Director of Research Don McIver asserts that industrial strategies are not a legitimate role of government and when they are attempted, they waste resources that could be better used to serve citizens.