Research & Analysis

Here you can find our research* and analysis on a wide range of public policy issues by Meighen Institute fellows and associates. Items in this section are listed in chronological order starting from the most recent.
 
*Items in this section do not include proprietary research and analysis completed by the Meighen Institute, commissioned by third-parties.

 

Ontario College of Trades: Trojan Horse for Organized Labour?

This paper by Joseph C. Ben-Ami examines whether or not trade unions are exercising a disproportionate amount of control over Ontario's new College of Trades, established January 1, 2013.

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Relevance of Apprenticeship Ratios in the Plumber Trade in Ontario

This paper by William R. Lorimer, Ph.D. discusses the impact of high journeyperson to apprentice  ratios on the plumbing industry in Ontario from both an economic and safety perspective.

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Impact of Journeyperson to Apprentice Ratios in Ontario's Electrician Trade

This paper by William R. Lorimer, Ph.D discusses the impact of high journeyperson to apprentice  ratios on the electrician industry in Ontario from both an economic and safety perspective.

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Union Safety Effect - Myth or Fact

Joseph C. Ben-Ami discusses the evidence surrounding the claim that unionization in the construction industry improves jobsite safety.

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Balancing the Rights of Ontario Workers & Employers in a Global Economy

This paper by Joseph C. Ben-Ami explores possible labour law reforms for the Province of Ontario and discusses how these reforms might bost employment and improve economic performance.

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Time to Move Out - The case for selling the CBC

In this paper, David Krayden makes the case for privatization of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Reducing the Size and Cost of Federal Government in Canada - A Constitutional Approach

This paper by David Murrell, Ph. D discusses how the coming wave of public service retirements presents Canada's federal government with an opportunity to reduce its size and scope and discusses how and where these reductions should take place using the Constitution as a guide.

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Impact of HST on Ontario and British Columbia Households

In this paper David Murrell, Ph. D measures the impact of the new HST tax, implemented on July 1, 2010, by the Ontario and British Columbia governments, on households in those provinces.

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Planning for Prosperity: A Blueprint for Economic Recovery in Canada

This paper by David Murrell, Ph.D discusses steps the Government of Canada can take to help stimulate and speed it's economic recovery in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Eight Arguments Against a Carbon Tax

David Murrell, Senior Fellow at the Meighen Institute and Professor of Economics at University of New Brunswick, lays out eight reasons why imposing a carbon tax would be bad policy.

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Does Canada Need an Abortion Policy?

Joseph C. Ben-Ami discusses how out of step Canada is with the international community on the subject of abortion and explains  the implications of the lack of a coherent policy.

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