Getting out of the red is the new black. Deficit hawks have swooped down on the U.S. budget. This week, they attacked unemployment benefits.
One of the depressing aspects of the last few decades is the ease with which seemingly normal people walk obliviously past the aching pools of humanity spread out on our sidewalks.
The priority in this Budget should have been jobs and support for the unemployed, not deficit reduction, says the chief economist of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.
In part 2 of this series on the Liberals and the budget, Craig Scott considers the role of the media.
It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
The campaign has one month to go. When it started, scandals were dogging Harper. He may now have the last laugh, as Trudeau and Mulcair take swipes at each other.
Scott Stager Piatkowski
The sadly predictable script of the Liberals wears thinner every election.
How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.
Will low oil prices push Ottawa into a deficit? Who cares! The real issue is the failure to use fiscal tools to strengthen recovery and create jobs.