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It's time to stop the relentless punishment of Alberta taxpayers

It’s time for the Alberta government to lift the burden off Albertans. Between punishing new taxes and a mounting debt load, the government has been putting off difficult decisions of its own and instead, is choosing to make life more difficult for Albertans.
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Spending can't go up when revenues go down

Saskatchewan’s operational deficit is now more than a billion dollars, according to the province’s mid-year fiscal update. Diving that deeply into debt is a serious threat to the province’s financial health. It’s time to make tough decisions.
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To Alberta, from Quebec: Don’t copy our failed government daycare plan

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that it is inching forward with its plan for $25-per-day daycare. As it turns out, Quebec has already tried this policy, and in practice, it was wrought with problems.
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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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