Balanced Budget



“NDP pledges $12.9 billion to Toronto region transit” (The Toronto Star)

Tess Kalinowski (The Toronto Star): Toronto region commuters would get the largest share of an NDP government’s 20-year national transit funding plan. The party is committing $12.9 billion over two decades to the region’s infrastructure, including…



“Gilles Duceppe launches attack on NDP, Conservatives in Quebec” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Nicolle Arams (CBC News): Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe is open to supporting a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals, but there’s one party he refuses to consider aligning with, should October’s election result in a…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Tragic story in Alberta government’s first fiscal update: A $6-billion deficit and soaring unemployment” (The Financial Post)

Claudia Cattaneo (The Financial Post) Alberta’s first fiscal update under the new NDP government paints a tragic picture of the once-booming oil province: a deficit of nearly $6-billion, and growing, despite higher income and corporate taxes;…


“Balanced budgets historically left-wing territory” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

David McGrane (The Winnipeg Free Press): Since Justin Trudeau announced his plan to run deficits of up to $10 billion over the next three years to pay for infrastructure spending, the media have been reporting…


“Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair spar on deficits following recession report” (CBC News)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper explains his deficit criteria – 5:12 (Source: CBC News) CBC News: The issue of deficits again took centre stage on the campaign trail in the wake of Statistics Canada’s confirmation that the country fell…


“Harper, Mulcair share deficit views in broader clash following StatsCan report” (CTV News)

The Canadian Press: Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair found themselves in unfamiliar economic territory Wednesday — sharing the same page on when they think it is acceptable to plunge the country into a deficit. The…