Government Intervention: What Price Progress in Canada?

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: June 8, 1981

Abstract

Delivered to the Progressive Conservative Party Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 8, 1981.

Honourable Members of Parliament, the Right Honourable Joe Clark, Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: Before launching into my topic, I want to say a few words about why I have chosen the subject area on which I will be speaking today. The first reason will be obvious to many of you. It is that the Fraser Institute seeks, upon every occasion it can, to provide a sobering reminder of the impact of government on the economic lives of Canadians, and the importance of maintaining a vibrant private sector in the delicate balance that has come to be called the mixed economy. That of course would have been reason enough for me to take the opportunity to speak about the pitfalls and dangers involved in increasing the amount of government intervention in the economy, to a gathering assembled by an avowedly conservative group.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Government Intervention: What Price Progress in Canada? (June 8, 1981). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1890868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1890868

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