Moody's decision to downgrade Ontario's credit rating last week was manna from heaven to commentators and media pundits bristling at the notion that activist government could be making a comeback.
Hope is resilient; power gained by disinformation is brittle and punitive. What Tim Hudak offers is not hope for a healthier democracy or more jobs. We can do better.
Further to my post about numerical problems in Tim Hudak's jobs plan, some have asked me about precisely how the Conference Board report simulated the corporate tax reduction discussed.
The million jobs plan has a gaping 200,000 job hole in it, resulting from an obvious arithmetic error that throws into question the very competence of Tim Hudak's policy team.
A set of calculations show how Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak's promise to eliminate 100,000 public sector jobs will be felt at the local level, on cities and communities across the province.
The day following his election as Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard ordered a report on the state of the province's public finances. This unusual procedure led to the usual conclusion.
Tim Hudak's job creation plan begins by eliminating 100,000 jobs, leaving him obliged to create even more new jobs -- 1.1 million. Since they're imaginary, this turns out to be easy.
We, the undersigned, strongly urge the federal government to stop implementing fiscal austerity measures just to achieve its political goal of budgetary balance by 2015.
As Canada slogs through its anemic recovery, the federal government again appears to be happy to drive down growth.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says that this year's budget won't show a surplus, but that the spring 2015 budget will, just in time for the October 2015 election.