The Big 'If'

The federal budget to be presented Tuesday is expected to be rather plain, as Conservatives strive to set themselves up for a surplus just in time for the 2015 election. But their strategy will requi...

Budget Watch 2014: The Need For Visionary Leadership

By all accounts, this year's budget is all about "keeping the powder dry" for the "big event" in 2015. Next year's budget will be highly politicized, meant to set the stage for the general election in October. That 2015 budget will offer targeted, carefully designed tax cuts designed to secure electoral victory. Budget 2014 is merely laying the groundwork. But what will this budget direction cost?