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