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Deficit procrastination comes at a price

The Manitoba government is procrastinating on the province’s financial problems. It’s ignoring that fact that it’s spending too much and hoping higher revenues will balance the budget. Theoretically, that might work, but procrastination comes at a high price.
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Believing the carbon tax won’t be a cash grab requires blind faith in government

To accept the idea of a functional carbon tax that helps end climate change and doesn’t amount to a cash grab, requires one thing that Albertans should be wary of giving: blind faith in government.
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Send governments a message to ensure a future without tax further hikes

Despite their endless desires for more revenue, it’s time to make governments at the provincial and city level recognize what Edmontonian business owners have already recognized – that spending control is needed – and fight to ensure a future without further tax hikes.
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Hugs, kisses not in cards for Valentine's Day start at B.C. legislature

While BC's budget might have been balanced on paper, it's debt has been steadily rising for years and years. If the government is committed to inter-generational equity, it ought to do more than simply balance program spending with revenues.
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Morneau dropped deficit forecast from fall update

Burrying a government report 101: wait until December 23rd to release it.
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Canada on deficit-paved path to debt crisis?

There is an easy way to avoid such a crisis: control spending, balance the budget and start paying down the debt. It's not rocket science!
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New Brunswick debt to rise as Liberals spend on infrastructure, education

With a $192 million deficit on a $9.4Bn budget, it's like New Brunswick's government is not even trying to balance their budget...
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