There's every indication that Justin Trudeau, notwithstanding his progressive talk, would continue the longstanding Liberal tradition of letting Bay Street call the economic shots.
The failure of oil companies to pass on lower prices to consumers has not been a feature of election 2015.
Citizens will pay attention to a leader who wants to defend them against high gas and fuel oil prices, corporate tax cheats, and banks with a hand in their pocketbooks.
What a surprise! The NDP makes a proposal for a very modest increase in corporate tax rates and defenders of all things corporate in Canada turn on their scary corporate tax number-generating machine.
Both social democratic and neoliberal market economists defend austerity, but the reasoning behind the policy is not strong enough to explain why the doctrinaire approach was adopted. So who benefits?
Free trade once got by on theory and jargon: It's free, it's trade -- what could go wrong? But now, decades on, there's some reality to test it against.
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.
Canada's CEOs say university enrolment should be cut by a third. We think that's rich. Let's raise corporate taxes by a third and reduce tuition fees for everyone.
Former foreign affairs minister John Baird is now a member of the international advisory board for the mining giant Barrick Gold. What type of "expertise" will Mr. Baird be bringing to Barrick Gold?
Today, corporations pay a much smaller portion of their profits to the government thanks not only to tax cuts, but also to an entire taxation regime designed for their benefit.