Alternative Federal Budget 2019: No time to lose

Canada faces significant and unpredictable headwinds going into 2019. Their source, and what we should do about them, however, depends on who you ask. According to business lobby groups, the biggest threats to Canada come from uncertainty in our trade relationship with the United States, our relative tax competitiveness in…
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It’s time: Alberta needs a sales tax

Alberta is the only Canadian province without a sales tax. That needs to change. With its own sales tax, Alberta could afford to make important new investments in social programs. For example, it could hire more teachers, improve staffing levels in long-term care facilities and build more affordable housing. Without…
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ระบบเกมส์ Fishing Master Federal economic and monetary updates demonstrate there’s lots of room to expand public services for working Canadians

After many years of “serial disappointment” and concerns about secular stagnation, Canada’s economy is finally growing at a solid pace, as Finance Minister Morneau and the Bank of Canada Governor Poloz underlined in the recent Fall Economic Statement and Monetary Policy Report. This has led to higher revenues, lower deficits,…
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The Alternative Federal Budget 2017

This year’s?Alternative Federal Budget (AFB)?was released on March 9. I was proud to be the primary author of its housing chapter (that chapter is available?in English here?and?in French here). The first AFB exercise began in 1994, with the first AFB being published in 1995. That involved a joint effort between…
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