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Fiscal Transfers to Immigrants in Canada: Responding to Critics and a Revised Estimate

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Fiscal Transfers to Immigrants in Canada: Responding to Critics and a Revised Estimate

In 2011, we estimated that in 2005 Canada’s immigrant selection policies resulted in an average fiscal burden on taxpayers of $6,000 for each immigrant. Later that year, Mohsen Javdani and Krishna Pendakur from the economics department at Simon Fraser University (J&P hereafter) presented an alternative estimate of this fiscal burden of $450.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


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A voucher-based education system


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A voucher-based education system

During the recent Ontario provincial election campaign, disputes erupted regarding the Toronto District School Board’s 2011 publication entitled Challenging homophobia and heterosexism: A K-12 curriculum resource guide. Numerous Ontarians were disturbed by the publication’s statement that parents could not choose to exempt their children from “discussions of LGBTQ family issues as a religious accommodation” (Erickson et al., 2011).


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


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Chris Schafer


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Chris Schafer

In late October, Chris Schafer, a former Fraser Institute intern, gave a presentation entitled “Why hate speech ought to be free speech” at the Victoria and Vancouver Explore Public Policy Issues student seminars. Schafer sat down with the Canadian Student Review to discuss .


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


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