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Budget 2014: The march towards Budget 2015 and the next federal election campaign

To use an Olympic analogy, today’s budget was the qualifying round for Budget 2015.  It was a “business as usual” budget where the government sought to show progress on some key files while demonstrating overall fiscal restraint and paving the way to a budget surplus in 2015. … Continue Reading Budget 2014: The march towards Budget 2015 and the next federal election campaign

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Wynne Government shifts to the left in advance of presumed spring election

Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement signals shift to the left in advance of presumed spring election What you need to know: The Fall Economic Statement signals a shift to the left by Ontario’s Liberal minority government. Broad spending cuts are not being considered. The Wynne government says it… Continue Reading Wynne Government shifts to the left in advance of presumed spring election

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Ontario needs fundamental change not a fight over austerity vs. stimulus

DAVID MACNAUGHTON, The Globe and Mail: In the debate over the proper policy course for governments to assist in getting our economy out of its current doldrums, economists, politicians and policy wonks have essentially split into two camps. One, the austerity folks, advocate reduced government spending, smaller… Continue Reading Ontario needs fundamental change not a fight over austerity vs. stimulus

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Why the Ontario Progressive Conservatives are the party of ideas

J.C. BOURQUE, The Globe and Mail: Of the three major parties, only one appears to have finally decided to grapple with reality. Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservative Party have released a number of interesting, innovative and occasionally controversial policies that seriously attempt to respond to the… Continue Reading Why the Ontario Progressive Conservatives are the party of ideas

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Kathleen Wynne Elected Liberal Party Leader and will be Ontario’s First Woman Premier

The Ontario Liberal leadership campaign concluded today with a dramatic third ballot showdown between contenders Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne. Wynne emerged as the victor on the final ballot with 1,150 convention delegates to Pupatello’s 866. The head-to-head final ballot materialized over the course of the afternoon… Continue Reading Kathleen Wynne Elected Liberal Party Leader and will be Ontario’s First Woman Premier

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