Harper Budget Cuts

Harper's Secret Budget Cuts Undermine Canada's Democracy

Colin Kenny | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

When a government underspends to the extent we are seeing with the Harper government, the estimates become unreliable. Parliamentarians aren't able to find out how much the government is actually spending until months after the end of the fiscal year. As a result, they can't inform the public about what programs and services have been diminished in time to make a difference. The way the underspending scheme stifles debate reminds me of the Harper government's omnibus legislation, except it's even worse.

37,000 Government Jobs GONE

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business

As Finance Minister Joe Oliver this week touts Canada’s imminent return to balanced budgets, and sells the government’s pre-election tax cuts, som...

Border Guards Told To Ignore Cross-Border Shopping: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business

Border guards are being told to wave through cross-border shoppers as quickly as possible during peak traffic hours, by either ignoring potential shop...

Sunny Freeman

Does The Budget Need To Hurt This Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Business

As an economic slowdown bites into government revenue, the anti-tax hike Conservatives will resort to slashing more programs in Thursday’s budget to...

Rachel Mendleson

Ottawa's Austerity Program May Widen Wage Gap, Study Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Business

As debate about income inequality mounts, a new study underscores how important public investment in social programs like education and health care is...

Harper Spends A Little To Save A Lot

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government defended paying almost $90,000 a day to a big consulting firm for advice on how to save money, saying it can't do the j...

Top Union Leader: Fighting Job Losses From Budget Cuts The Top Priority

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Staving off deep job cuts and protecting workers' rights will be the main battlefronts for labour groups in the coming months, union leaders...

What Would Jesus Cut from Canada's Budget?

Glen Pearson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

I wonder if my Conservative friends of the Christian persuasion would even have the courage to approach the prime minister and state: "The best way to help the poor is to keep helping the rich."