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Balanced budgets a terrible hill for the NDP to die on

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Deficit or not, Harper still failed to strengthen economy and create jobs

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Acres of newsprint have been devoted in recent weeks to the possibility that lower oil prices might push the federal budget back into a deficit position. As I argue in my column, this drama is mostly political theatre -- and progressives should be cautious about accidentally accepting the Conservative frame for this debate.

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Cuts to veterans, unemployed, fund budget surplus

December 2, 2014
| Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Nov. 12 that the government will have a small surplus in 2015. He didn't say that the surplus has come from deep cuts to services for veterans and the unemployed.
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