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Armine Yalnizyan | You could hear the sound of jaws dropping across the nation last week when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in response to a question from a journalist, cast doubt on the idea of income-splitting.
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Erika Shaker | Well, that was awkward. I'm talking about that needle-scratching-across-a-record-heard-round-the-country moment when, post-budget, Jim Flaherty publicly voiced concerns about income-splitting.
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Adrienne Silnicki | Jim Flaherty claims that he's not balancing this year's budget on the backs of ordinary Canadians, Canadians in need, or the provinces and territories, but that's not true.
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Brent Patterson | Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says that this year's budget won't show a surplus, but that the spring 2015 budget will, just in time for the October 2015 election.
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Julian Fantino
Geoffrey Stevens | Julian Fantino's treatment of veterans, Jim Flaherty's rebuff of premiers' request to amend the CPP, show Conservative spitefulness even towards their own kind.
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Jim Stanford | The present downturn of the Canadian dollar is a welcome, but overdue, reversal to a decade-long, pointless and destructive financial detour for our currency.
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Angella MacEwen | A new report from the PBO suggests that the Conservatives will balance the budget ahead of schedule. But, and it's a big but, if there were no EI surplus, there would be no balanced budget in 2016.
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Nick Fillmore | If Canada's banking regulations are not substantially toughened by the time the next global financial crisis hits, our Big Six banks may very well find themselves in serious trouble. Again.
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Geoffrey Stevens | Jim Flaherty's good-news speech reinforces the Conservatives' belief that Canadians will vote mostly on stewardship of the economy.
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David Macdonald | The larger surplus in the fall update is due to asset sales and service cuts, which are only partially offset by a freeze in EI premiums. There is no financial management magic here.
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Spiro T. Agnew
David J. Climenhaga | Crybaby Canadian conservatives demand forgiveness for their crackhead Toronto mayor so they can get back to insulting the rest of us ASAP for being bleeding hearts.
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Erin Weir | Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a three-year freeze on Employment Insurance (EI) premiums, ostensibly because a stronger job market has alleviated the need for additional premium revenue.