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Taxpayers can’t fix the deficit alone

Taxpayers should be worried about what’s being left out of the debate about new labour legislation. Unions and government disagree on policy — that’s utterly unsurprising. But the point labour leaders are leaving unsaid is unsettling.
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To balance the budget, Alberta's government must learn to say "no"

With the Alberta budget comes implications for Calgarians and all Albertans – but no one more so than future generations of taxpayers.
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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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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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