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Stephen Kimber | The Nova Scotia government's decision to put off deciding who will run the Yarmouth-Portland ferry may have pulled the plug on any hopes the service can succeed next season -- or, perhaps, ever.
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Stephen Kimber | It was not a good week for Nova Star Cruises, the operators of the Yarmouth-Portland ferry. But it may ultimately turn out to have been an even worse week for Stephen McNeil's Liberal government.
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Ole Hendrickson | Government austerity is an oxymoron. The responsibility of governments is to engage with what is happening in the external world and act as initiators of change.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.
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Eric Pineault | Disorganization, demobilization, and marginalization are the social impacts of the austerity economic experiment. Eric Pineault examines the reality of austerity budgets.
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Jim Stanford | The evidence is mounting that Canada's economy may already be in an outright recession. Yet Conservatives return repeatedly to their touchstone: never mind the economy -- we balanced the budget.
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Brent Patterson | The Harper government will be using its $14-billion Building Canada Fund to help it win the October 19 federal election. But let's look more closely at the Building Canada Fund.
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Stephen Kimber | Corporations are turning important social concerns into marketing campaigns for profit. Why are private companies seemingly able to do what our governments no longer can?
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Lynne Fernandez | No government should shy away from running responsible deficits when strategic investment will lead to improved physical and social infrastructure that will allow our economy to grow.
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Hugh Mackenzie | One of the strangest arguments for Ontario's sell-off of revenue-generating assets is that the province has to do it because it can't borrow enough to support its infrastructure renewal requirements.
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Ralph Surette | Last week's budget, for better or worse, marked a milestone on the icy road to wherever it is we're going in the rickety wagon of Nova Scotia politics.
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David Macdonald | The government is spending the equivalent cost of $7/day child care through the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting -- untargeted programs that won't create a single child care space.