We went to lock-up. Now, listen up. In this special edition of our podcast On The Hill, Cormac MacSweeney got a one-on-one interview with Finance Minister Joe Oliver about the Conservatives’ 2015 federal budget; Nick Taylor-Vaisey spoke with three experts from our Econowatch team to discuss what stood out to them, and we convened a panel to discuss the political and economic realities of the budget with our business editor Jason Kirby, and our Ottawa bureau chief, John Geddes.
ON A POLITICAL BUDGET
John Geddes explains why this budget is a 518-page campaign pamphlet
ON LOW/MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES
Jennifer Robson on the perks are coming to poorer Canadians: ‘The text is awfully thrifty’
Kevin Milligan on what’s coming to a group already in good financial shape
ON THE TORIES’ AUSTERITY COMMITMENT
Stephen Gordon on why this budget is so remarkable
Why the industry should be pleased by the 2015 budget
ON CANADIAN FINANCES
Jason Kirby on how this will affect your pocketbook
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