STIMULUS SPENDING

PC

Ottawa's Deficit Spending Needs to Stop

The federal government now appears once again poised to balance its budget after several years of deficit spending. A step backwards in the direction of borrowing and spending more would be a huge loss with little economic reward.
AP

Oliver Rejects Proposal To Create 75,000 Jobs

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. The report by Mc...
Alamy

Cut Spending -- Don't Just Slow Its Growth

With federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty poised to unveil his 2014 budget on February 11, early signs point to a business-as-usual budget with his government staying focused on eliminating the deficit in 2015 and creating the fiscal room to provide tax relief in next year's budget. But Flaherty could take a different approach and positively surprise Canadians.

Balancing the Books on the Backs of the Poor

Although the Harper government has no problem spending money, I believe that they will probably ramp up the cuts that have already started. We must make sure that we are not balancing the books on the backs of the poor. Make no mistake, poverty costs us all. It forces up our tax bills and depresses the economy.