stimulus

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Stimulus spending on infrastructure won’t ‘kickstart’ COVID recovery

Federal debt as a share of the economy will reach roughly 56 per cent, the highest percentage since 1998.


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Trudeau government should scuttle stimulus spending plans

Governments should instead tax less to improve economic growth and spend less to reduce deficits.


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Trudeau government’s economic stimulus plan makes little sense

The government plans to spend up to $100 billion for economic stimulus over the next three years.


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Stabilizing income vs. economic stimulus—what’s the difference?

Most people use extra one-time money from government to pay down debt or save.


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When French President Francois Hollande visited Canada recently, one hopes the Gallic leader looked around. If he did, he would have noticed a stark difference in the economic opportunities between the two countries with the advantages mostly on this side of the Atlantic.


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With sales and profits up at General Motors, proponents of the 2009 automotive bailout for GM (and Chrysler) now assert the taxpayer-financed rescue was a success. In a visit to Michigan in late January, U.S. president Barack Obama argued the deal saved jobs. Canadian politicians, including Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who last summer incorrectly asserted taxpayers received all their money back, have made similar boasts.

Given the revisionist history in play, let’s place that 2009 deal in proper context.