fiscal policy

FedBudget 20150421

Canada is adrift without a fiscal anchor

Having no fiscal anchor means that the government is without self-imposed restraints on its spending behaviour

Who was Canada’s best fiscal manager? Part II

Is being tough on spending and deficits the best measure of sound fiscal management?
Canada’s PM Harper speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa

Chrétien, Martin, Harper: Who has the best fiscal record?

What the numbers say about the performance of the last three governments as fiscal managers
Jim Flaherty, Stephen Harper

Why the Reinhart-Rogoff glitch doesn’t matter for Canada

Not right now, anyways, say Stephen Gordon
Jim Flaherty

What to expect from the federal budget

Slower-rising transfers and lower program spending. Basically, more of the same, writes Stephen Gordon