minister of finance

Blog
Jun 25, 2015
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It's Liberal vs. New Democrat as de facto campaign begins

Karl Nerenberg
NDPers have been attacking Liberals since Jack Layton skewered Michael Ignatieff for poor attendance. The Liberals' favourite attack on the NDP is the unfair one about "separation based on one vote."
Blog
Sep 12, 2011

The real impact of HST's defeat on provincial finances

Iglika Ivanova
The Finance Minister's recent update focused on highlighting the cost of the move back to PST/GST, providing some large numbers for the media headlines, instead of looking at the big picture.
Blog
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.
Columnists
Feb 9, 2010

Tory chill freezes out Tobin tax

Jim Flaherty hosted the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, but Canadians got little sense of something else he was up to: obstructing worldwide momentum for a tax on financial speculation.
Columnists
Jan 29, 2009

Stayin' alive

Tories live on, for now, but budget goodie bag won't sweeten consumer confidence.
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