In this town hall discussion, the contributors challenge the neoliberal mantra that there is no alternative but austerity to deal with the economic crisis and government deficits.
The Fraser Institute has a new report warning Ontario could become the next Greece or California because of the size of its debt.
Despite the upbeat messaging around the "Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections" there are concerning underlying trends with the country and its finances.
However misguided or disproven, the doctrine of austerity prevails in Ottawa. For pursuing this austerity agenda, Europe and the U.S. are paying the price in stagnation and unemployment.
Tim Hudak has an economic vision for Ontario. A vision that is all too familar to the citizens of Greece and Spain.
On a cloudy Saturday afternoon, the mock trial of Stephen Harper, Dalton McGuinty, Rob Ford and Tim Hudak officially opened in front of the 361 University Avenue Courthouse in Toronto.
In the 1990s, CTV broadcaster Eric Malling told Canadians the sad tale of a baby hippo shot by authorities at a New Zealand zoo. They had big deficits, so there was no money to expand the hippo pen.
David P. Ball
Vancouver police arrested seven more Quebec solidarity protesters last night, with reports of sexual harassment and beatings that sent one to hospital, the Left Coast Post reports.
Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
This month, the Hennessy Index looks at the effects of austerity measures on youth and unemployed Canadian workers.