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Nick Fillmore | The aggressive austerity cuts carried out by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty over the past seven years have come home to roost.
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Karl Nerenberg | If the knowledgeable and determined PPO has been unable to find out the full details of the government's plans, what hope is there for the rest of us?
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Marc Lee | For the Harper Government, the optics of tabling a balanced budget by 2015, in time for the next election, seem to trump the reality of unemployed Canadians right now.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Canada needs to be rid of the idea that for the public good, and the general welfare, the federal government needs to balance the budget.
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Karl Nerenberg | If Flaherty were to decide to give away an additional $2 billion to the oil and gas industry, he would, of course, have to find an additional $2 billion in spending cuts and loophole closings.
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David J. Climenhaga | Like it or not, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is going to go down in history as the guy who got caught with his hand in the … moisturizer jar.
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Doug Horner
David J. Climenhaga | So, seriously, how stupid is this? Of course we've got a freaking revenue problem! We don't collect enough taxes.
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David Macdonald | Despite the upbeat messaging around the "Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections" there are concerning underlying trends with the country and its finances.
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Duncan Cameron | Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper are worried about America heading off towards the "fiscal cliff". They do not seem ashamed that Conservatives' spending cuts propel Canada in the same direction.
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Louis Gaudreau | In a recent interview, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty suggested privatizing the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation within the next 5 to 10 years.
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Russ Hiebert
David J. Climenhaga | Why are the Harper Conservatives pushing a piece of legislative junk like Bill C-377? To try to get the NDP Opposition on record defending "union bosses."
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Armine Yalnizyan | Last May federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said there was no such thing as a bad job. The Law Commission of Ontario may disagree.