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Was economic help moot before it even arrived?

Think tank claims that stimulus is already too little, too late


 

A study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the economic stimulus contained in the Harper government’s January budget and now set to be doled out is too little and too late. The Conservatives said their stimulus package would create 189,000 jobs, but according to the CCPA that many jobs had already been lost before Jim Flaherty delivered his budget. “The Conservative stimulus plan wasn’t enough the day it was introduced and since then Canada has lost 106,000 more jobs and the economy has shrunk another 0.7 per cent,” says an economist with the think tank.

Vancouver Sun


 
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