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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier rejects "immediate, massive, reckless cuts" proposed by the opposition and vows to stay the course on her government’s chosen role as economic shock absorber.
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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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Louis-Philippe Rochon | With the tabling of a new federal budget, the Conservatives are trying to reinvent themselves as good economic managers, but behind that smokescreen hides a dismal record on the economy.
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Duncan Cameron | Labour leaders are responding to decades of attacks on professionals and other public sector workers by insisting their membership engage with the political process.
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Michal Rozworski | This budget is another in a series of unspectacular austerity budgets. Michal Rozworski looks at the election year budget as a continuity of slow-motion austerity past, present and future.
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Lynne Fernandez | Rather than showing their fiscal responsibility by creating good jobs and investing in citizens, the Harper government has secured the position of Canada's richest.
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Karl Nerenberg | The 2015 federal budget contains more than boutique tax and spending measures. It has the government's analysis of the state of the economy. And that analysis is largely negative.
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Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | The policies and measures contained in the budget say a lot about the current government's priorities. But the language they use says just as much about what this government really values.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | This budget, full of accounting tricks, will do very little to revive Canada's moribund economy, and it contains far less in terms of good news for working Canadians.
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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.