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10:50AM
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Ford government faces critical decisions as budget day looms

According to forecasts, Ontario's net government debt will approach $463 billion in 2022/23.


10:59AM
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Buttergate—separating ‘fat’ from fiction
Anything that profitably increases productivity gets capitalized and is reflected in prices of fixed assets.

10:09AM
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Scoring the economic performance of Canada’s last five prime ministers

The 2016-2019 period had the weakest economic performance of the five periods analyzed.


4:41PM
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1990s put Alberta’s fiscal problems into alarming perspective

As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.


11:14AM
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Kenney government must learn from Alberta’s fiscal freefall

Both B.C. and Saskatchewan now carry less per-person provincial government debt than Alberta.


11:23AM
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Trudeau government sets sights on legal gunowners—while ignoring criminals

Bill C-21 allows anyone to ask the courts for a warrantless search and seizure.


4:38PM
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A brief fiscal history of Alberta—marked by spending spikes
Since 2005, nominal per-capita program spending in Alberta has averaged about 14 per cent above the Canadian average.

2:31PM
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Kenney government must learn from fiscal mistakes—and successes—of the past

Alberta's deficit this year will be the largest in history, relative to the size of the provincial economy, at 6.9 per cent of GDP.


10:45AM
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Carbon tax proponent misses mark—several times

Climate targets are irrelevant when determining whether a carbon tax is good policy.


9:03AM
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Canada’s COVID response requires more imagination and innovation

Protracted lockdowns slowly strangle the economic and social life of the country.


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