Canada needs more infrastructure spending, but not as short-term stimulus

Christopher Ragan: Experience has shown that spending vast sums of public money on infrastructure both quickly and effectively is almost impossible

Morneau takes part in a media lock-up for the federal government's economic and fiscal snapshot (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

There’s no putting a shine on Canada’s fiscal picture

Bill Morneau’s ‘fiscal snapshot’ predicts a $343-billion deficit—nearly 16 per cent of the country’s annual GDP

Election 2019 primer: Jobs, the economy and the deficit

Where the parties stand on the tricky question of an economy that’s booming, but has also left many Canadians feeling left behind

Kathleen Wynne’s re-election bid is off to a bad start

Jen Gerson: When you are seen to run a financially undisciplined nanny state, a pre-election spending spree is a bad idea

Hiking taxes in Alberta will only turn it into every other province

Opinion: As Alberta grapples with deficits, some claim the solution is higher taxes, but that misses the real problem: years of out of control spending

Why Ontario’s balanced budget is no cause for celebration

Even as big provinces tame their deficits, their debts are piling a huge burden on future generations

The fiscal equivalent of an empty stocking after being good all year

With little cash left in the kitty, and facing big deficits well into the future, a ‘do-nothing’ budget could be the best Canadians could have hoped for

Kevin O’Leary is still confusing debt with deficits

Either Kevin O’Leary just doesn’t care enough to get it right, or he thinks there’s value in talking about Trudeau’s “trillion-dollar deficit”

The Trudeau government finds its fiscal anchor

With the economic update, it’s now clear Ottawa must run sizeable deficits for the foreseeable future

The Canadian upending how the IMF thinks about the economy

The deputy head of the IMF research department, Jonathan Ostry, on why countries with fiscal space to stimulate their economies ‘should not sweat the debt’

Poloz takes on the ‘cavalier’ critics of fiscal stimulus

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz comes to the defence of deficit spending and its effect on growth

Then and now: Justin Trudeau on deficit politics

The Liberals have already abandoned their balanced-budget pledge. Will they still be able to lower Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio by the end of their mandate?