Hugh Mackenzie of the CCPA has prepared a comprehensive comparison of the election platforms of the three major parties in Ontario's election.
The budget of 1995 foreshadows today's challenges.
This Ontario NDP fact check should warm the hearts of economists, accountants and math teachers everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.