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Platform Crunch: The Bloc’s election commitments

A dive into what the Bloc Québécois has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Underspending at Queen’s Park should set off alarms

At no time in the last decade has an Ontario government underspent its annual targets by 6.6%.

No plans to spend $2.2 billion in found money, Ontario says

A multi-billion dollar budgetary windfall is an opportunity to tackle some of our most pressing challenges.

Time to address the cost of poverty in the Atlantic provinces

We are far less likely to recognize households living in poverty as a public health issue, societal crisis or economic problem that we should solve collectively.

Saskatchewan budget: Could be worse, but is it enough?

The Saskatchewan government appears to have no appetite to enact and defend the types of cuts it made in 2017. Maybe those tropes are dead? Or maybe the pandemic is making the obvious impossible to completely ignore.

Investments in the care economy a missed opportunity in Nova Scotia budget

The pandemic has exposed the disastrous result of government cuts to vital investments, especially in health care and long-term care. Does the latest budget undo the damage?

Ontario pandemic school funding: a board-by-board, school-by-school analysis

What’s the true story about what's happening at Ontario’s schools during the pandemic? Ricardo Tranjan examines funding across the province, school board by school board.


Ontario budget: Tax hikes are the only sustainable option

Don’t expect any big surprises in the March 24th Ontario budget. The top-line numbers in the document are already well known, more or less, and so is the government that will deliver it.

Balanced budget painted Saskatchewan into a corner

Who could have predicted that a pandemic would be so unpredictable?

Responses to the crisis in women’s employment: Do they measure up?

Governments need to step up to address both the immediate economic needs the pandemic has created and the longer-term, equitable recovery this crisis requires.

Ten things to know about the 2021 Alberta budget

Here are 10 things worth knowing about the latest Alberta budget, its major changes to spending and taxation, and its projected deficit of $18.2 billion.

Are you with us now? Questions for the new Nova Scotia Premier

As we remain in a state of emergency going on a year, here are our questions for the new premier of Nova Scotia.

Federal Budget 2019

What we're looking for

Province has fiscal room to stop the suffering and serve the public interest

Austerity during a time of economic crisis is more damaging than previously thought, still, Manitoba continues apace with its privatization agenda.

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