Hugh Mackenzie

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Jan 30, 2014

The staying power of Ontario's deficit games

Hugh Mackenzie
Current deficit predictions are based upon years of faulty predictions. It's a deficit prediction pattern that helped bolster the deficit narrative crisis that led to the austerity agenda of 2012.
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May 3, 2013

Ontario Budget 2013: Four more years of austerity

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.
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Oct 4, 2005

High gas prices: Can you spell gouge?

Hugh Mackenzie
Late in August, I shared an experience with millions of other Canadians — my first ever $60 gas fill-up. It's a good thing I didn't get too excited, though, because just a week later, I had my f
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May 10, 2001

Tories Get Priorities Wrong in Ontario Budget

Hugh Mackenzie
When the Harris government was elected, it called its program the Common Sense Revolution. The new provincial budget - including yet more pointless tax cuts and another squeeze on public services - i

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