It makes sense that most of our public debate about infrastructure spending focuses on revenue. Where will we get the money? Who will pay? How? Which tax structures will be needed to build
our bridges? Should we borrow to pay for our water treatment plants and subway lines? If so, how much?
But too heavy a focus on revenue can lead us to neglect sound...
Canadian businesses tend to be leading players in public policy debates, pushing governments to ask hard questions about costs and efficacy....except in K-12 education. The business community is virtually silent on an issue to which governments dedicate more money than any other service save health. This report asks, Why?
Ontario is faced with huge deficits and a debt that will hamper the province’s long-term economic prospects. In the face
of this dire situation, Ontario’s government is turning over stones to find savings for the provincial budget. While many
will focus on the need to make cuts in order to achieve this goal, there is a way to achieve significant...