When the minister of finance makes his Fall Economic Update we will want to hear what he has to say about government spending -- but we won’t. Why? Because the real story is one of austerity.
Anyone who cares about social programs and a functioning economy should be scared silly about the consequences of the Fed's upcoming 'budgetary austerity program.'
David J. Climenhaga
Imagine the damage a coalition involving conservatives in Alberta would do to the prime minister's key scare tactic!
For Conservatives, the issue of supreme importance is when to engineer an election. The opposition parties should leave space to talk about matters of substance, like jobs and the economy.
A snapshot of day one of the Toronto G20 Summit -- a frustrating search for answers as political leaders inside the summit attack promises previously made with riot-police-like efficiency.
If actually implemented, a number of potentially powerful solutions could do wonders for our messed-up planet. So it's time to get off your butts and get moving.
Wow. A federal budget and an Ontario Speech from the Throne in the same week. A veritable feast of political divination is being offered up in these parts.
We've entered into another era of deficit hysteria, with governments and the business community making deficit elimination their top priority and shunting aside almost every other goal.
Jim Flaherty hosted the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, but Canadians got little sense of something else he was up to: obstructing worldwide momentum for a tax on financial speculation.
Everyone concerned about the future of Canada's social and government programs in general should be keeping a keen eye on Ottawa for the next month as we get closer to budget day on March 3rd.