Columnists
Former prime minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit on April 2, 2009. Image: London Summit/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | Canada's national debt grew after the Second World War, but the economy grew faster. With low borrowing costs, we're well positioned to run up debts that put Canadians back to work.
Blog
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Greg Squires | Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.
Blog
Photo: The Carillon
Craig Scott | In part 2 of this series on the Liberals and the budget, Craig Scott considers the role of the media.
Blog
Image: Flickr/Jason Hargrove
Sheila Block, Kaylie Tiessen | It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
News
Photo: Kim Elliott
Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | The Liberals learned their lesson from the Bill C-51 backlash: this was a "change" election and you win by looking like the polar opposite of the incumbent.
Blog
Photo: flickr/ Ara Shimoon
Karl Nerenberg | The campaign has one month to go. When it started, scandals were dogging Harper. He may now have the last laugh, as Trudeau and Mulcair take swipes at each other.
Blog
Image: Flickr/abdallahh
Scott Stager Piatkowski | The sadly predictable script of the Liberals wears thinner every election.
Blog
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Nora Loreto | How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | Will low oil prices push Ottawa into a deficit? Who cares! The real issue is the failure to use fiscal tools to strengthen recovery and create jobs.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Nov. 12 that the government will have a small surplus in 2015. He didn't say that the surplus has come from deep cuts to services for veterans and the unemployed.
Blog
Steve Anderson, David Christopher | The government has mismanaged the privacy rights of Canadians and it's time for a new approach.
Blog
Photo: Scazon/flickr
Hugh Mackenzie | In the lead up to Budget 2014, the Wynne government is caught in between the doom and gloom fiscal narrative her predecessors handed her and the end of austerity narrative her government floated.