Not only do provinces have significant debts, it is hard to see how they will pay them down
Mar 23, 2016
Every government in the past 20 years has increased spending on families with children. The system isn’t ungenerous, but it is needlessly complex
Mar 21, 2016
There are alternatives to giving the LCBO complete control over the sale and distribution of pot
Dec 28, 2015
The sharing economy puts power in the hands of the people, but we may come to regret the move away from standardized customer service
Jul 24, 2015
Political calculus – not a victory for women – was, as usual, the likely motivation for the end of taxes on feminine hygiene products
Jun 29, 2015
A memo prepared for Joe Oliver on the cost of raising children doesn’t begin to capture the basic calculations parents make.
May 13, 2015
Tax deferring is smart economics, but lousy psychology.
Apr 20, 2015
Some believe that disclosure creates an upward salary spiral, since everybody wants to be paid above average
Mar 27, 2015
One sure-fire way to shrink governments is to deprive them of revenue – and that’s exactly what tax-free savings accounts will do in the decades ahead
Feb 25, 2015
There is something almost racist about the assumption that whites are the standard against which anyone else is noticeably, visibly different
Jun 10, 2013
Frances Woolley is a professor of economics at Carleton University, where she teaches public finance. Professor Woolley is a former Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Economics Association, and currently co-editor of Review of Economics of the Household. Her research on taxation and the family was awarded the Purvis Prize in 2001 and the John Vanderkamp Award in 1997. Professor Woolley blogs regularly on Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. She holds an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, a Master's from Queen's and a doctorate from the London School of Economics.