Jim Flaherty

Oct 16, 2011

Europe, G20 and financial transactions taxes

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.
Aug 20, 2011

Outlook darkens as budget debate begins

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.
Aug 19, 2011

On balancing the budget

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.
Jul 27, 2011

The myth of expansionary austerity

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.
Jan 28, 2011

Why tax cuts make us weak

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.
Dec 7, 2010

What deflation will do to Canada

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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