CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released Brianna Heinrich's paper "Canada's Broken Compulsory Trades System" examining which trades are designated as "compulsory" and the impact that designation might have on industries. The report suggests that the decided lack of consistent policy across the country is a sign the designation has more to do with successful lobbying than public safety.
Some claim that the compulsory certification of trades serves to enhance consumer protection and worker safety. Heinrichs' report suggests that evidence to support that claim is lacking and in fact such policies may have negative consequences.
Brianna Heinrichs is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Research at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. She is currently a Master's candidate in Political Science at the University of Calgary. Brianna's work has been published in various outlets across the country.
Brianna Heinrichs' "Canada's Broken Compulsory Trades System" paper can be found here:
About the Frontier Centre for Public Policy
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is an innovative research and education charity registered in both Canada and the United States. Founded in 1999 by philanthropic foundations seeking to help voters and policy makers improve their understanding of the economy and public policy, our mission is to develop ideas that change the world.
SOURCE Frontier Centre for Public Policy
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