federal budget 2016

Justin Trudeau claims to be a fiscal conservative. He’s not.

The PM’s statements in praise of fiscal responsibility are dubious, considering his government’s first budget

How to spend $2 billion on research really quickly

Want your share of the Trudeau Liberals’ research windfall? Just make a few miracles.

Canada joins global anti-austerity club

New Liberal government promotes the purse strings-loosening principles of its new federal budget

Trudeau proves the tax boutique is still open for business

The Liberals scrapped many of the Tories’ boutique tax credits. So why did they pander with one of their own?

The case for nasty, dirty, evil deficits

Paul Wells explains why budget debate should not be about spending alone

Canada is adrift without a fiscal anchor

Having no fiscal anchor means that the government is without self-imposed restraints on its spending behaviour

The truth about slippery slopes, debt bombs and deficit hawks

The hand-wringing over the 2016 federal budget neglects the acknowledgement that ‘living in the red can be smart sometimes’

Maclean’s on the Hill: The budget, deficits, and Rob Ford

An audio briefing from the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau on a busy week in politics

How the Liberals could balance the budget—if they have the will

With the budget, the Liberals have taken a page out of the Conservative plan for program expenditures. But there are many reasons to think it won’t work.

What students should know about the federal budget

Money coach Janet Gray on changes coming to the Canada Student Grant and student tax credits

How the federal budget will affect families

MoneySense editor Romana King breaks down the numbers

From one Trudeau budget to another

Pierre Trudeau’s first budget had one big economic advantage over his son’s