JIM FLAHERTY DEBT

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How Canadians Dug Themselves into Debt

One may truly feel for our Minister of Finance, as no one likes to talk and be ignored. Yet, this seems to be an experience Mr. Flaherty knows all too well, as the past year he has repeatedly warned Canadians about their increasing personal debt loads, only to have those warnings tuned out.
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Is Now Really a "Great" Time to Take on Debt?

BMO's recent decision to lower its mortgage rates and potentially trigger yet another mortgage price war among Canadian banks. This has triggered a debate among analysts and commentators about the merits of debt -- one outlining this week why "it's a great time for Canadians to be in debt."
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Flaherty 'Very Concerned' About Debt Crisis

BURLINGTON, Ont. - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Tuesday that he is "very concerned" about the debt crisis in the United States, warning that Canada would feel an impact if Washington defaulted on its loans.But Flaherty also said he believed that U.S. legislators would reach an agreement allowing Washington to raise its debt ceiling before the Aug. 2 deadline.