austerity measures

Jul 16, 2015
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Welcome to a Harper recession

Louis-Philippe Rochon
Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.
Jun 23, 2015

Who profits from austerity?

Both social democratic and neoliberal market economists defend austerity, but the reasoning behind the policy is not strong enough to explain why the doctrinaire approach was adopted. So who benefits?
Apr 20, 2015
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The MPs are back and there will be lots of noise

Karl Nerenberg
The House of Commons returns after a two-week break. There will be a (late) budget, questions arising out of the Duffy trial, sale of the Wheat Board and much more.
Jan 23, 2015

Guess what?! There are alternatives to austerity

Nadia Alexan
Canadian governments have been selling us the line about how they cannot afford the cost of public services anymore, and austerity measures are the only solution. Guess what? They're wrong.
Apr 28, 2014
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Why France's economic problems matter

Bruce Livesey
France is at that critical juncture where it seems poised to begin tearing down its social democratic infrastructure by embracing the neoliberal playbook of austerity.
Feb 12, 2014
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Missing in action: Federal budget 2014

Toby Sanger
Using more of their doublespeak, the Harper government calls the 2014 federal budget "The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities." Little could be further from the truth.
Feb 11, 2014
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Budget 2014: Let stagnation reign

David Macdonald
As Canada slogs through its anemic recovery, the federal government again appears to be happy to drive down growth.


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