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Ontario Budget 2015: Throwing everything but infrastructure under the bus | Apr 24 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | When you look at the numbers, it is clear that everything else -- every other service that Ontarians depend on -- has been thrown under the infrastructure bus.
Lost and found: What budget language says about government priorities | Apr 24 2015 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | The policies and measures contained in the budget say a lot about the current government's priorities. But the language they use says just as much about what this government really values.
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Ontario Budget 2015: Kicks the can on fixing Ontario's real problems | Apr 24 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen, Sheila Block | Budget 2015 may be big on rhetoric, but it doesn't deliver on the promises for strengthening public services that Premier Wynne was elected on.
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Looking beyond its goodies, the budget's economic news is grim | Apr 24 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The 2015 federal budget contains more than boutique tax and spending measures. It has the government's analysis of the state of the economy. And that analysis is largely negative.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver avoids the word poverty in 2015 budget speech
No anti-poverty measures in 2015 budget: Minister Joe Oliver avoids any mention of poverty | Apr 24 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Finance Minister Joe Oliver gave a 37-minute budget speech on April 21 and he managed to do it without even mentioning poverty in Canada.
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What is the labour movement doing to prepare for the next election? | Apr 23 2015 | Ella Bedard | Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff talks strategy for the upcoming federal election.
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Water funding in federal budget a mirage | Apr 23 2015 | Emma Lui | Budget 2015 actually allocates very little to water protection. The massive cuts to water departments and programs overall overshadow what little funding there actually is.
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Budget 2015: Conservatives making a mockery of working Canadians | Apr 22 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | This budget, full of accounting tricks, will do very little to revive Canada's moribund economy, and it contains far less in terms of good news for working Canadians.
Energy East would ship oil through Eastern Canada -- not to it | Apr 22 2015 | Adam Scott | Energy East could only connect to three oil refineries across its entire route. But, by the time Energy East can be built, these refineries would already be fully supplied with oil from other sources.
Quebec students on strike against austerity | Apr 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | Scenes of Montreal streets filled with striking students are reminiscent of the 2012 campaign against tuition hikes. This time, students are protesting a harsh province-wide austerity program.
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The stunning hypocrisy of capitalists who attacked the film tax credit | Apr 21 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Atlantic Institute for Market Studies supporters piled on in the film tax credit debate, declaring the government cannot subsidize industries -- except, of course, when the industries are theirs.
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Budget 2015: The TFSA shouldn't be scrapped, it should be fixed | Apr 21 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | If the government pushes on the accelerator, it should at least make sure this thing also has brakes. If not, we'll end up in the fiscal ditch. Hopefully, that's not the point.

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