Category Archives: Budget

Economic magic fizzles

Now that the Bank of Canada has cut the interest rate by exactly 0.25% we must wait reverently for the magic to infuse the economy.
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Taking credit for spending our money

The noisy quarrels in Canadian politics would be aggravating even if they were about something. But usually they’re not.
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Let’s take off those rose-coloured glasses

Well, isn’t this peachy? The Harper Tories’ fiscal update says they’ve solved all our budgetary problems, personal and national, surpluses are rolling in and free money is rolling out… just in time for the next election. Sadly, politicians do not … Continue reading

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Open hands, empty wallets

Everything is subsidized in Canada. Everything.
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Economy doesn’t need feds’ meddling

Apparently the Harper Tories might finally start meddling in the economy, picking winners and losers, jettisoning the lessons of the last 40 years, fiscal prudence and their professed core beliefs to hand out public money to everyone with a hat. … Continue reading

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