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Toby Sanger | Despite its size and the hundreds of measures it details, Harper's 2012 budget demonstrates just how small-minded their vision is.
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Adrienne Silnicki | The budget gives the Harper government an opportunity to strengthen and expand health care in Canada -- but I'm feeling rather pessimistic that they'll take this opportunity.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Green Party sets out modest proposals for a "green scissors" approach to cutting the deficit. On Thursday we will get Jim Flaherty's budget, of another colour.
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Murray Dobbin | Jim Flaherty, Canada's finance minister, is one of the most dangerous people in Canada as he prepares to deliver one of the most draconian and irrational budgets in recent years.
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Adrienne Silnicki | Precedence in Canada has shown that federal ministers listen to the situation the provinces face and together they work out a deal. Instead Flaherty has treated the provinces like children.
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Stefan Christoff | National discussion in Canada on the Conservative government's new healthcare financial ultimatum, a take-it-or-leave-it-style proposal, largely revolves around myths.
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Armine Yalnizyan | As Christmas presents go, this one was a shocker: Over lunch on Monday, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty promised he'd increase federal funding for health care by six per cent. A done deal. With a catch.
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Jim Stanford | If his government really wants to internalize Canadian household wisdom, Jim Flaherty should go shopping and take out a second mortgage on the Parliament Buildings.
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Armine Yalnizyan | Governments around the world are heading down a path to economic suicide. So said Nobel Prize-winning former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, to hundreds of well-heeled financiers.
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Linda McQuaig | The power of social movements to sweep away ideas solidly embraced by the established order seems to be intuitively grasped by the Occupy Wall Street crowd.
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Toby Sanger | Thanks mostly to the superb campaigning by international development, poverty and environmental activists, there's been remarkable progress in getting Europe to introduce financial transactions taxes.
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Andrew Jackson | Both the Governor of the Bank of Canada and the Finance Minister conceded to the House of Commons Finance Committee that the economic outlook is indeed significantly less rosy than they had thought.