How Much Would Harper Cost Your Province?

As I note in the following op-ed in today’s Toronto Star, federal Conservative election promises entail significant fiscal costs for provincial governments. It is not the first time that Harper has tried to stick provinces with the tab. For example, his policy of increased incarceration imposes costs on provincial jails….
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Debt By 1000 Tax Cuts

Stephen Harper knows he can’t come right out and reveal his radical agenda to downsize government. But if he gets his majority, expect Harper to slash and burn on the pretext that the federal debt and deficit requires massive an evisceration of government. Since he welcomes a future fiscal squeeze…
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The Consequences of Austerity

With the federal Tories vowing to enact billions in spending cuts in a bid to eliminate the deficit a year earlier than forecast, it might be a good time to ask what the consequences of all this austerity might have on the Canadian economy. Thankfully, we have a concrete example…
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