David Macdonald

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Mar 23, 2016
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And the medal goes to: Ranking Budget 2016

David Macdonald
Lockup over, what does the Liberal government's first budget tell us about its priorities, and how does it stack up to the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget?
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Mar 14, 2016
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Alternative Federal Budget 2016: It's time to move on

Peter Bleyer
David Macdonald
Kate McInturff
The Alternative Federal Budget proves we can fight climate change and create jobs. It demonstrates we can raise the standard of living for everyone, not just for a wealthy few.
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Sep 15, 2015
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Small business taxes, big loopholes

David Macdonald
Kaylie Tiessen
Are small business tax cuts really the best way to help small business and the Canadian economy? The short answer is no.
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Sep 2, 2015
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Recession is just the tip of Canada's economic iceberg

David Macdonald
Does the fact that we're in recession mean we can finally focus on the non-recovery of the job market or the fact that jobs are far more precarious than they have been in years? Let's hope so.
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Mar 19, 2015

The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget would 'deliver the good'

David Macdonald
Kate McInturff
Canadians need more than a zero. They need safe food, clean water, and affordable housing. The Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to meet those needs and deliver the good.
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Sep 12, 2014

Is the EI cut a 'job credit'? Try 'job killer'

David Macdonald
Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."

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