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Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Biden deliver a joint statement. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | Will the U.S. movement to full employment provoke an adoption of full employment by the Canadian government? Past experience suggests it is not that simple.
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Ed Finn | The depletion of tax revenue through profligate business bounties is a cunningly devised strategy, giving political leaders the excuse that they simply don't have the means to improve social services.
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Dr. Trevor Harrison, director of the Parkland Institute and co-author of Alberta in Context, Health Care Under NDP Governments (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | The facts don't support the myth New Democratic Party governments always try to break the bank with health-care spending.
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In his former role as IMF Financial Economic Counsellor and Director, Olivier Blanchard holds a press conference in 2009. Photo: International Monetary Fund/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | A core belief of neoliberal capitalists is that government budgets must be balanced to prevent the accumulation of public debt. But is public debt necessarily bad?
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Manitoba premier Brian Pallister. Photo: 2017 Canada Summer Games/flickr
Lynne Fernandez | Manitoba premier Brian Pallister's Trump-esque statement that budget 2018 was going to be the "best budget ever" has fallen a bit flat.
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians had a first look at Budget 2018 tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on February 27 and they didn't like what they saw. Here are their initial observations.
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Duncan Cameron | Memo to NDP leadership candidates: please articulate what comes after austerity.
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Rick Salutin | This budget rocked, in one sense: it did a 180 on the stifling monomania of the last 30 years -- the obsession with deficits.
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David Macdonald | When the National Balance Sheet came out this month, the focus was on the need for households to pay down that debt... somehow. But we need to look at the broader debt picture across all sectors.
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Stephen Kimber | Dalhousie University is ponying up $300,000 USD to cover the cost for nine of the province's best and brightest (and richest) to attend an "entrepreneurship acceleration program" at MIT. Why?
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Stephen Kimber | As a new ferry sails through the same passenger-challenged, money-losing storm en route to the same subsidized disaster, should the premier still be unconditionally committed to it?
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Nick Falvo | From time to time, voluntary sector leaders and advocates come up with ideas for new spending and new social programs. Here are 10 things to know about presenting those ideas to central agencies.