If you're under 40, the only economic wisdom you've ever known is the nostrums of neo-liberalism, which began in the Reagan-Thatcher 1980s and continues into the current round of austerity budgets.
The 2012 federal budget is a gift to the mining industry and a curse on the environment. Amendments to environmental regulation will allow companies to skip steps and fast-track approval processes.
This year's federal budget is less a budget than a framework economic document that includes the gutting of environmental assessment in the name of the economy.
If you're wealthy and healthy, this budget's for you. For the rest of us, welcome to the 1930s -- with ever-lower taxes on the wealthy and corporations, and fewer supports for the middle class.
Despite its size and the hundreds of measures it details, Harper's 2012 budget demonstrates just how small-minded their vision is.
David P. Ball
The federal budget continues Canada's legacy of paternalism towards Indigenous peoples. The Left Coast Post talks to former NDP contender Romeo Saganash.
The Harper Government™ has made no secret of its plan for environmental protection, planning, and assessment; it's a necessary complement to its economic strategy.
On energy and climate change, I expect this budget to reflect the confrontational tone set by the Harper government.
The budget gives the Harper government an opportunity to strengthen and expand health care in Canada -- but I'm feeling rather pessimistic that they'll take this opportunity.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to deliver one of the most draconian budgets in recent years.