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Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
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Armine Yalnizyan | The first Liberal budget in a decade is an artful document. In some ways it does signal a profound regime change; in other ways it's designed to signal there's not much to get fussed about.
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Duncan Cameron | After the Trudeau government's budget announced a nearly $30-billion deficit, a chorus of right-wing voices started calling for a return to belt-tightening austerity.
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Kate McInturff | How much real change is on the table? Not much if you're a woman. The budget does contain some truly visionary investments. But on gender equality? Not so much.
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David Macdonald | Lockup over, what does the Liberal government's first budget tell us about its priorities, and how does it stack up to the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget?
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Lynne Fernandez | A new report from the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues examines how the Prairie region is being affected by Conservative government cuts and recommends how funding and programs be restored.
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Duncan Cameron | In a slowing global economy, eyes turned to Shanghai where G20 finance ministers and central bankers sat down February 26-27 to assess the worsening outlook, and agree on what to do together.
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Liz Sutherland, Heather Laird | Social procurement means taking the opportunity that comes with every purchase to leverage spending for further investments in communities, which can create ripple effects with our public dollars.
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Andrew Jackson | A five-year public infrastructure spending initiative would generate a return on investment to Canadians over the long term, trigger significant private sector investment and stimulate wage increases.
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Stuart Trew | One area where the gap between rhetoric and reality has received less attention in Conservative government economic policy is its management of military equipment procurement.
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Duncan Cameron | It's official: the Canadian economy is in recession. By election day, parties can expect millions of voters to be paying attention to what governments plan to do to create jobs and secure employment.
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Stephen Kimber | We do need to close what has become a $123-billion infrastructure gap. But the longer-term answer is to equal the tax playing field, so corporations pay their fair share too.