B.C. still faces challenges with its budget, but far and away it has the best finances of any province in the country.
February 17th, 2016 4 comments
5 things to consider before asking Ottawa to embark on a massive stimulus plan for the Canadian economy
January 15th, 2016 6 comments
Economist Kevin Milligan provides the why, what and who of CPP reform ahead of this weekend’s meeting of Canada’s finance ministers
December 18th, 2015 6 comments
Bringing back the long-form census was the easy part. If this government is serious about data, there is a lot more it should do.
Economist Kevin Milligan responds to critics of his controversial new paper on Quebec’s low-cost childcare program
Here’s what you need to watch for as the federal parties release their platform budgets, like appearances of the cost-cutting fairy, and the revenue fairy
Kevin Milligan on what economists are thinking about when politicians promise investment in infrastructure
August 27th, 2015 15 comments
There’s a good case to be made that federal transfers to the provinces should be increased. Here’s how to do it fairly and efficiently.
Let’s not forget that a well-designed child benefits policy can improve well-being, employment, and kids’ lives
July 21st, 2015 3 comments
If voters are using their ballot to express views on other issues, allowing them more ways to vent democratic steam might solve the problem
July 2nd, 2015 10 comments
Given the size of Alberta’s deficit, the Alberta NDP’s tax changes alone won’t be enough to balance the budget by their mandate’s end
May 19th, 2015 14 comments