federal budget

Mar 4, 2010

A war-free economy is possible

Dylan Penner
Christine Jones
The numbers in today's budget will underscore the Harper government's prioritization of corporate profits and war. It doesn't need to be this way.
Feb 23, 2010

Deficits will own the podium

No cost has been spared in mounting a giant spectacle of spandex-clad athletes performing dazzling feats in massive public venues. Nobody seems to be letting the $6 billion price tag get in the way.
Jan 21, 2010

Dinosaur man gets his hands on the money

Murray Dobbin
Someone could have made a bundle five years ago betting that Stockwell Day, alias "Doris," and a man who believes that humans and dinosaurs cavorted together way back when, would be where he is today.
Jan 30, 2009

The falling stock of workers

When workers appear in news about the current crisis, it's mostly as victims, collateral damage to impersonal forces like the economy, credit freezes or globalization.
Feb 12, 2009


Trish Hennessy
Instead of addressing the widespread agreement in Canada that the federal government needs to fix the EI problem, our government is handing out hard hats with great self-applause and fanfare.
Jan 29, 2009

Stayin' alive

Tories live on, for now, but budget goodie bag won't sweeten consumer confidence.
Jan 27, 2009

Waiting for the budget to fall

The answer to our current economic challenge is to use government money wisely to make sure that the most vulnerable among us don't drop out of economic activity.


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