Now that Albertans are getting on pogey as the oil economy has collapsed, you'd think we'd at least be spared the lectures about how economically virtuous Albertans are compared to Maritimers.
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.
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.
The Trudeau government's first budget is radically different from previous Harper government budgets. Major spending measures for social infrastructure and First Nations communities were emphasized.
Why does a U.S. president in the last year of his mandate want to meet and entertain Justin Trudeau? It is a question Canadians should be asking.
A 100 per cent electric vehicle fleet? Postal banking? Door-to-door service and more, all from Canada Post? Where do we sign up?!
The rapid decline in the value of the Canada dollar has been cause for serious concern. If it stays low for long, the benefits could ultimately outweigh the costs. But how long will it stay low?
A coalition of community and labour organizations have come together to present their views on necessary EI reforms as part of the pre-budget process.
The falling dollar is what drives Canadian economic policy today. This may come as news to Canadians, because it has not been announced by the Trudeau government.
There is little conceivable upside to Canada's auto industry in this trade deal. The TPP as currently written would eventually stimulate a significant offshoring of North American auto production.