Podcast
Scott Neigh | Mary Shortall, Jim Dinn and Sara Langer talk about the new Common Front in Newfoundland and Labrador that is fighting the province's austerity agenda.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | This week Stephen Harper's Conservatives are trumpeting the announcement of a small surplus for fiscal year 2014-15. Here's why it doesn't represent a "triumph of good fiscal management."
Blog
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.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | We live in a fabulously wealthy country. Everything we dream of is possible, including prosperity and equality. But it requires a political party with the courage to put forward Big Ideas.
Podcast
Democracy North | A weekly independent Canadian & global news hour, featuring a grassroots view of the week’s top news & culture.
Blog
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Toby Sanger | Using more of their doublespeak, the Harper government calls the 2014 federal budget "The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities." Little could be further from the truth.
Blog
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Lynne Fernandez | Observers were not expecting anything more than a middle-of-the-road federal budget for 2014, but even so the Finance Minister managed to disappoint.
Blog
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David Macdonald | The larger surplus in the fall update is due to asset sales and service cuts, which are only partially offset by a freeze in EI premiums. There is no financial management magic here.
Blog
Hugh Mackenzie, Trish Hennessy | Ontario's 2013 budget is a kinder, gentler version of the last budget Dalton McGuinty tabled a year ago, which launched Ontario into a year of austerity battles with labour.
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | There will be an estimated $11.8 billion in government spending cuts by 2014-15, due to the last three austerity budgets.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | By urging fiscal restraint and encouraging austerity, Harper and his G8 summit colleagues in 2010 totally misread the direction of the world economy, and have made a bad economic situation much worse.
News
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NotOurBudget.ca | Concerned people from various walks of life disrupted the Minister of Finance's reading of the Conservative budget today.