The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and public policy think tank SecondStreet.org examines 10 ways municipal governments could reduce expenditures and property taxes.
Category: Policy Brief
This policy examines the number of surgical cancellations in 2018-19 that were due to the patient passing away.
This policy brief summarizes public opinion research on a variety of public education questions.
This policy brief examines hospital cafeterias in Canada losing millions through the commercial cafeterias and restaurants they operate.
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.
Our new policy brief shows Canada’s health care system is ill-equipped to fight a COVID-19 resurgence or an even stronger pandemic. The brief also examines five health care systems in other countries that provide better services for a lower cost.
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.
SecondStreet.org decided to poll Canadians to see where they stand on several labour reform options and assess the public’s appetite for change.
As part of SecondStreet.org’s ongoing research into natural resource development, we contracted Leger to conduct some public opinion research. This policy brief summarizes the results of four oil and gas industry questions that we posed to the public between March 13 -16, 2020.
The demands of certain environmental organizations to completely phase out oil and gas development and to “keep it in the ground” have been gaining in popularity. These demands are now reaching the ears of some politicians, whose decisions reflect a growing aversion to the use and development of petroleum and gas products.