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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | As yesterday’s fiscal update shows, Albertans will actually have a rare meaningful choice in approaches to budgeting when the next general election rolls around.
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Josh Brandon | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can be accused of overusing his government's catch phrase "Canada is back." In terms of housing, there is hope that with the 2016 budget, that slogan is justified.
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Armine Yalnizyan | The first Liberal budget in a decade is an artful document. In some ways it does signal a profound regime change; in other ways it's designed to signal there's not much to get fussed about.
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Andrea Harden-Donahue | Last week's budget directly mentions green infrastructure spending and the need to address climate change. But is it enough? And how exactly will the money be spent? These are key questions.
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Scott Sinclair | It is simply not true that there is a crisis in Canada's internal trade relations that is undermining our international competitiveness. It is a myth -- like unicorns and the Easter Bunny.
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Brent Patterson | What's happening with the Liberal promise for a new health accord? The federal budget only mentions the negotiation of a new accord without commiting needed increases in health funding.
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Duncan Cameron | After the Trudeau government's budget announced a nearly $30-billion deficit, a chorus of right-wing voices started calling for a return to belt-tightening austerity.
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Craig Scott | In part 2 of this series on the Liberals and the budget, Craig Scott considers the role of the media.
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Hugh Mackenzie | The Liberals' commitment to tax fairness in this year's federal budget appears to have collapsed like a pile of Jenga blocks in the face of the oldest trick in the playbook of the rich and privileged.
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Angella MacEwen | The EI changes announced in the budget are largely positive, but many details are still missing, and some stinkers from Harper are left unchanged.
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Kate McInturff | How much real change is on the table? Not much if you're a woman. The budget does contain some truly visionary investments. But on gender equality? Not so much.
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David Macdonald | Lockup over, what does the Liberal government's first budget tell us about its priorities, and how does it stack up to the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget?