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Mar 31, 2016
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What regime change means in Budget 2016

Armine Yalnizyan
The first Liberal budget in a decade is an artful document. In some ways it does signal a profound regime change; in other ways it's designed to signal there's not much to get fussed about.
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Mar 23, 2016
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And the medal goes to: Ranking Budget 2016

David Macdonald
Lockup over, what does the Liberal government's first budget tell us about its priorities, and how does it stack up to the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget?
Blog
Mar 23, 2016
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Budget 2016: Not enough Real Change™ for women

Kate McInturff
How much real change is on the table? Not much if you're a woman. The budget does contain some truly visionary investments. But on gender equality? Not so much.
Blog
Dec 9, 2015
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Buying social: Same price, twice the value for communities

Liz Sutherland
Heather Laird
Social procurement means taking the opportunity that comes with every purchase to leverage spending for further investments in communities, which can create ripple effects with our public dollars.
Blog
Sep 23, 2015
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Military procurement under the Harper government

Stuart Trew
One area where the gap between rhetoric and reality has received less attention in Conservative government economic policy is its management of military equipment procurement.
Blog
Aug 25, 2015
Photo: Matt Hintsa/flickr

Government delays may scuttle Nova Scotia ferry service

Stephen Kimber
The Nova Scotia government's decision to put off deciding who will run the Yarmouth-Portland ferry may have pulled the plug on any hopes the service can succeed next season -- or, perhaps, ever.
Blog
Jul 16, 2015
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Welcome to a Harper recession

Louis-Philippe Rochon
Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.

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