Ontario fall update: Multi-year plan to squeeze public services continues

Government revenues are rising and the provincial deficit is melting away, but Ontario’s Finance Minister is sticking to his multi-year plan for significant cuts to public services. That‘s the key takeaway from this year’s Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, released by Minister Rod Phillips today. Today’s update provided further evidence…
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Canada’s lackluster performance under CETA should be a lesson

In July, several members of Parliament—including NDP and Green leaders Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May—sent a letter to French legislators urging them not to ratify the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). “We agree that trade between our countries and continents is important,” it read. “However, we believe in…
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Low taxes are nothing to brag about

The Scott Moe government boasts that Saskatchewan’s a low-tax province. It shouldn’t. Taxes serve important objectives, and our leaders need to understand that. On March 20, the Saskatchewan government tabled its 2019-20 provincial budget, projecting a balanced budget for the upcoming year. In many ways that’s quite remarkable, with Saskatchewan’s…
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