Quick takes on what are sure to be budget-talking points
Many questions about five words Justin Trudeau said
What will it take to get back to surplus?
Stephen Gordon considers Dutch Disease
How much would an NDP government gain?
Further to last week’s debate on environmental policy and climate change, Stephen Gordon checks Dean Del Mastro’s assertions about carbon pricing, regulation and the costs of both.
It’s very true
Ted Menzies says foreign aid, the budget says tax measures
It’s all fun and games until China institutes a carbon tax
During his interview on CBC’s The House, Justin Trudeau ruled out an increase in the GST.
Evan Solomon: Would you raise the GST?
Justin Trudeau: I think middle-class families are
NDP MP Glenn Thibeault’s statement in the House before Question Period this afternoon.
This is probably Stephen Gordon’s fault.
Stephen Gordon reviews yesterday’s economic update.
The structural deficit introduced by the GST cut had to be addressed at some point. The 2011 budget would have been too early: the
Conservative MP Leon Benoit seems to have issued a news release that uses the expertise of Stephen Gordon to bolster the case that the NDP is proposing a carbon tax.
Stephen Gordon notes that the finance department considers the federal deficit to be structural.
Notwithstanding the Conservatives’ repeated rejections of the PBO claim, last year’s budget was an implicit admission
On Monday, Thomas Mulcair blamed the Conservatives for a $50-billion “trade deficit.” The Conservatives subsequently complained that Mr. Mulcair had his numbers wrong.
Mr. Mulcair’s reference to a “trade deficit”
The NDP points to the Alberta budget to support Thomas Mulcair’s position that the high dollar has hurt the manufacturing sector. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has concerns, but Mr. Mulcair
In interviews with the Globe and West Block, Thomas Mulcair expressed regret for his “messengers” remark about the Western premiers, but otherwise dug in.
… this is a fight that
Stephen Gordon considers the question of Dutch Disease.
The appreciating Canadian dollar has little to do with the decline in manufacturing; employment has been declining worldwide for decades. Changes in