Category: Policy Brief

POLICY BRIEF: The last government employee pay cut

This policy brief examines when the last time was that governments in Canada reduced employee pay. We asked the federal government, provincial governments, and 13 major cities for information on their last employee pay reductions.

POLICY BRIEF: Canadians’ thoughts on relaxed regulations

Since COVID-19 took hold in Canada, governments across the country have relaxed a number of restrictions and rules to help people and businesses cope with the pandemic. From allowing restaurants to serve alcohol with their delivery orders to allowing doctors to video conference with their patients, governments have been able to help people by simply getting out of the way.