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Jerry Dias | Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz didn't actually use the "R" word: recession. But his monetary policy report last Wednesday said it all the same, using numbers instead of words.
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Ella Bedard | Sometimes, it can be hard to explain just how and why this government isn't working for workers. But this week, they made it super easy! Thanks y'all.
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Karl Nerenberg | Stephen Harper has long been against any expansion of the mandatory CPP/QPP system. Until a few days ago he even opposed allowing increased voluntary contributions. But now there's an election coming.
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Humberto DaSilva | Joe Oliver magically balanced the budget even though bitumen bottomed out! Where did he get his secret powers? Let's find out.
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Angella MacEwen | Joe Oliver's 2015 federal budget was superficially balanced, but under the surface are very real imbalances -- a generational imbalance, and environmental imbalance, and an infrastructure imbalance.
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David Macdonald | Given the economic climate, we thought infrastructure spending would make an important appearance in Joe Oliver's first budget. And it did: in 2019.
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Karl Nerenberg | Since the Conservatives are beating their collective chest over the fact that the budget is, at last, balanced, it is worth pointing out how they did it.
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Karl Nerenberg | The House of Commons returns after a two-week break. There will be a (late) budget, questions arising out of the Duffy trial, sale of the Wheat Board and much more.
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Karl Nerenberg | A budget is coming; there is an extension of war in Iraq (and Syria); Harper's team agrees to at least some changes to C-51; and the IRB has been unfair to the Roma. All in a day's political work.
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Duncan Cameron | Finance Minister Joe Oliver does not want to recognize that spending on public infrastructure is a good way of strengthening a weak Canadian economy.
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Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper now says falling prices in the oil and gas sector are good for the rest of the economy. Still, Finance Minister Oliver has postponed his budget because of market uncertainty.
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Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?