Cone of Silence Descends on Federal Cuts

The federal government has further lowered its “cone of silence” over the implications of federal cuts today. Treasury Board has instructed all departments to remove any implications of the latest $8 billion in cuts from their “Reports on Plans and Priorities” (RPP). The RPPs are the central way that researchers like…
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AFB Economist Roundtable

The CCPA organized a very successful economist roundtable yesterday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The event was titled “The Global Economic Crisis: Can Canada Escape a Lost Decade?”.  MPs from all parties were invited as were members from a wide variety of civil society organizations.  The attendance was very robust….
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The Cuts Behind the Curtain

Today, the CCPA released a study I authored titled: The Cuts Behind the Curtain: How federal cutbacks will slash services and increase unemployment.  The report examines all three waves of federal government cutbacks starting with the 2007-2010 strategic reviews, but also projecting the effects from the 2010 personnel budget freeze…
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