Cutting back government spending only makes economic slowdowns worse. Talk of "balanced budgets" needs to be jettisoned when people are losing their jobs.
There are a few ways you can prime parents and the public into accepting privatization in schools. (This is satire folks.)
Had the NDP not veered to the right in an attempt to capture votes, it might have been able to retain its principles while finally grasping power.
No government should shy away from running responsible deficits when strategic investment will lead to improved physical and social infrastructure that will allow our economy to grow.
David J. Climenhaga
If Alberta Premier Jim Prentice were really serious about balancing the budget, he could to it in about five seconds.
It's not about good economics. Nor about good public policy. Just crass politics. And now the federal government is once again dangling this useless policy ploy.
The Bank of Canada's view of the Canadian economy stands in sharp contrast to that of the federal government, which is intent on delivering a balanced budget.
If everything is in place according to the Conservatives' economic ideology -- balanced budgets, low taxes, low interest rates, free trade, low wage growth -- why does the economy suck?
Tim Hudak's budget-balancing fanaticism and fearful view of debt are not based on anything actually there. They are a fearful extrapolation of what might occur.
Though it seems like "common sense" in austerity ideology, Tim Hudak's claim that the best way to create jobs in Ontario is to balance the budget is devoid of economic content and credibility.