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Andrew Jackson | Andrew Watt has written an especially cogent piece on why the balanced budget rule proposed for the Euro area by Merkel and Sarkozy is a very, very bad idea.
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Andrew Jackson | As the U.S. and Europe turn from stimulus to fiscal austerity, claims are heard that spending cuts actually stimulate economic growth. However there is rarely any such thing as expansionary austerity.
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Federal NDP leader Jack Layton
David J. Climenhaga | If you think the budget that seems about to get this government defeated is bad, wait till you see the one the Harper Conservatives have in store if they manage to grasp a majority!
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Murray Dobbin | I don't think I have ever recycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes.
Columnists
Ellen Russell | Every five years the Bank Act comes under review in Canada, and 2011 is the next scheduled review. You'd think in the wake of a financial crisis, there would be some important questions to ask.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | If the federal government adopts an austerity budget in the spring, as all signs suggest Flaherty intends to do, it will slow the economy further, and make things worse for Canadians.
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Murray Dobbin | Anyone who cares about social programs and a functioning economy should be scared silly about the consequences of the Fed's upcoming 'budgetary austerity program.'
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Duncan Cameron | When the minister of finance makes his Fall Economic Update we will want to hear what he has to say about government spending -- but we won’t. Why? Because the real story is one of austerity.
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Jim Flaherty
David J. Climenhaga | Imagine the damage a coalition involving conservatives in Alberta would do to the prime minister's key scare tactic!
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Duncan Cameron | For Conservatives, the issue of supreme importance is when to engineer an election. The opposition parties should leave space to talk about matters of substance, like jobs and the economy.
News
Morgan Gabereau | A snapshot of day one of the Toronto G20 Summit -- a frustrating search for answers as political leaders inside the summit attack promises previously made with riot-police-like efficiency.
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Alice Klein | If actually implemented, a number of potentially powerful solutions could do wonders for our messed-up planet. So it's time to get off your butts and get moving.