Niels Veldhuis
Niels Veldhuis is the President of the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think tank.

Since joining the Institute in 2002, Mr. Veldhuis has authored or co-authored four books and 34 comprehensive studies on a wide range of topics including, taxation, productivity, entrepreneurship, labour markets, and government performance. He has written over 125 articles, which have appeared in over 50 newspapers including, the National Post, Globe and Mail and Wall Street Journal.

He appears regularly on radio and television programs across the country and has appeared before committees of both the House of Commons and the Senate as an expert witness. Mr. Veldhuis has a BA in Business Administration, with joint majors in business and economics, and a MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University.

Entries by Niels Veldhuis

CIBC Misses the Point About Ontario's Economy

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 5:54 PM

As Ontario continues to undermine its economic future with growing debt, the province does not receive near the critical scrutiny it should from the media and financial markets. In reading CIBC World Markets' latest Economic Insight, it's not hard to understand why.

CIBC takes square aim at a...

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Today's Liberals Could Ruin Canada

(46) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 4:28 PM

The policy direction of the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader Justin Trudeau, as evidenced by the speeches, motions, and debate at the recent national party convention seem to indicate that the party is rejecting the successful pragmatism of the 1990s. Instead, the federal Liberals favour a...

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With Return Of The PST, Tax Reform Needed To Keep B.C. Competitive

(4) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 5:02 PM

Last month, British Columbia's Expert Panel on Business Taxation delivered its much anticipated final report (at least among us policy wonks). Unfortunately, the report garnered little media attention and failed to spark much debate about B.C.'s tax competitiveness.

The expert panel was appointed early this...

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B.C.'s Minimum Wage Hike Could Cost More Than 52,000 Jobs

(40) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM

The first of three increases in B.C.'s minimum wage kicked-in on May 1, and while it will undoubtedly be welcomed by workers currently earning the minimum, it's too bad their raise comes at the expense of other workers, who will now be unable to find a job or will lose...

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