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Sep 17, 2011

Liberal math

Erin Weir
This Ontario NDP fact check should warm the hearts of economists, accountants and math teachers everywhere.
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Sep 14, 2011

C. D. Howe shills for oil companies

Erin Weir
The C. D. Howe Institute is out this morning with a press release entitled, "Raising Oil and Gas Royalties Does Not Benefit Provincial Coffers." Here is my initial take on the accompanying paper.
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Sep 12, 2011

The real impact of HST's defeat on provincial finances

Iglika Ivanova
The Finance Minister's recent update focused on highlighting the cost of the move back to PST/GST, providing some large numbers for the media headlines, instead of looking at the big picture.
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Aug 27, 2011

So the B.C. HST was defeated. Now what?

Iglika Ivanova
Now that the HST debate is over, it would be great to see some of the energy and focus dedicated to debating the HST be redirected to designing solutions to the real challenges facing B.C.
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Aug 25, 2011

The macro-economics of financing employment insurance

Andrew Jackson
The federal government has launched consultations on EI premium setting. This provides the opportunity to shift from an ad hoc system to one that is more fair to workers and economically rational.
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Aug 20, 2011

Outlook darkens as budget debate begins

Andrew Jackson
Both the Governor of the Bank of Canada and the Finance Minister conceded to the House of Commons Finance Committee that the economic outlook is indeed significantly less rosy than they had thought.
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Aug 8, 2011

S&P pantsed by U.S. Treasury

Erin Weir
I think that Standard and Poor's decision -- alone among the major raters -- to downgrade the U.S. has severely discredited the agency (bad pun intended).
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Aug 4, 2011

Public sector austerity: Why is Canada leading the way?

Andrew Jackson
The major economic problem faced by Canadians is a very slow recovery and weak job market, not government deficits or rising debt. But public spending cuts will make the real problem even worse.

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