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Harper's reduced surplus poses a challenge for Mulcair (pictured) and Trudeau
Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver presented the fall Fiscal Update, with a much-reduced projected surplus. Politically, that is designed to put the opposition leaders in a corner.
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Karl Nerenberg | NDPers proposes a program to create a million child care spaces at the end of eight years, costing the federal government $1.90 billion. It’s a big number; but they argue it will boost the economy.
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Susan Prentice | In a public system, child-care facilities would receive direct funding, meaning parent fees would stop being the primary source of income. This would make care affordable to everyone.