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Daniel Cayley-Daoust | Water and wastewater services have long been considered an essential public service in Canada. Why then is the federal government allowing the private sector to operate private-public partnerships?
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Toby Sanger | The Conference Board of Canada has produced another report on P3s, funded by the federal and provincial P3 agencies and the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP).
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Dave Coles | In the latest example of their 'whatever business wants' attitude, the Conservatives are unwilling to lift a finger in support of 1000 workers recently locked out by U.S. Steel in Nanticoke.
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Jim Stanford | Before we get too carried away with scary debt stuff, consider these two indicators of the fundamental fiscal fragility/stability of Canadian governments.
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Toronto rally, September 2011. Austerity is the order of the day at all levels of government. (Photo: postbear / flickr)
Leisha Senko | It is crucial to remember that these cut backs are not theoretical or abstract, they have had and unfortunately will continue to have harsh, negative effects on thousands of ordinary Canadians.
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Duncan Cameron | The other Mayday is a distress call. It comes from the French "m'aidez," or help me. When repeated three times on a radio frequency, Mayday signifies grave and imminent danger.
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Karl Nerenberg | PSAC has launched a social media campaign to get Canadians talking about coming public service cuts. Is the choice between a strong economy and good public services really an absurd one?
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Lorraine Chisholm | Business elites are attacking the last remaining stronghold of unionism -- public sector workers. Michael Hurley says unions need creative new strategies in response.
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Andrew Jackson | The official line we hear every day is that the Canadian fundamentals are great, while other countries are in deep trouble because they are spending beyond their means and borrowing too much.
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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 | The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
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Andrew Jackson | A short addendum to my previous post, after I checked the most recent IMF projections in the June 2011 Update to the Fiscal Monitor.