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April 20, 2015 |
Tomorrow's federal budget may deliver a surplus but it will fall short on delivering solutions to many of the problems Canadians are facing.
April 17, 2015 |
Experts have been warning that doubling the limit will have enormous negative impact on future federal and provincial budgets -- increasing exponentially to $20 billion annually by 2060.

Balanced budget legislation represents the worst policy for Canada

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Joe Oliver's latest musings about introducing balanced budget legislation represent the worst policy for Canada, and will doom us to European-style crises and rob future generations of prosperity.

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It's the infrastructure, stupid!

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Infrastructure spending was a dominant topic of discussion when Canada's premiers met in Ottawa on January 30, according to an article in iPolitics.

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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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Will falling oil prices create a federal deficit? It doesn't matter.

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