Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
The Fraser Institute - About Us (external - login to view)
Maybe you should read up on the Fraser Institute so you know what the Hell you are talking about instead of spreading more of your myths.
OK JLM, let us look at Fraser Institute’s positions. This from their website:
“Canada’s tax rates, both personal and business, continue to hinder economic progress and competitiveness.”
This is their very first plank. Lowering the taxes, cutting taxes is their first priority.
“In recent decades the system used for the selection of immigrants has been seriously flawed. As a result, the economic performance of recent immigrants has been much weaker than those who came before 1980 or are Canadian-born.”
They are anti-immigration. Incidentally there is a racist subtext to this. I think Canada started admitting non white immigrants in fair numbers around 1980 (Is that right? I wasn’t in Canada at that time). So what Fraser Institute seems to be saying is that quality of immigrants went down after we started admitting non white immigrants.
“In attempting to pressure policy decisions, some activist groups risk exaggerating the certainty and the damages of human impacts on future climate change.”
Their stance is pretty hostile to doing anything to soften the impact of global warming.
“Canada has one of the world’s most expensive health care systems, with poor access to health care services.”
Evidently they don’t think much of Canadian health care system.
All this tells me that this is a typical conservative organization, Harper could easily run
with such an election platform.
Now, this may tell you that Fraser Institute is the ultimate in truth telling, that whatever they say is Gospel truth. To me, this makes them practically a mouthpiece of Conservative Party, and I take whatever they say with a huge pinch of salt (with several pinches of salt).
The Fraser Institute - What We Think (external - login to view)
Incidentally, not a word about the soaring deficit in Ottawa (the word 'deficit' doesn't even appear on this page), reducing the deficit certainly does not seem to be one of their priorities. How much more conservative can one get?
Last edited by SirJosephPorter; Feb 25th, 2010 at 03:51 PM..