Trudeau government budget soaked in red ink

Liberal spending increases, not a weak economy, driving big deficits

Trudeau government budget soaked in red inkBy Charles Lammam and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. April 1, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In advance of tabling their first budget, the Liberals conveyed a message that deteriorating government finances were the result of a weak economy. The reality of the budget is quite different from the rhetoric; the source of the…

Trudeau’s first budget takes the right approach

Stagnant economy won’t grow without government stimulus

Trudeau’s first budget takes the right approachFREDERICTON, N.B. March 28, 2016/Troy Media/ - The recent federal budget presents a clear and purposeful plan to deal with the new government’s fiscal priorities. The budget of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government should be viewed in the context of the great debate about the best fiscal policy for contemporary Canada. Indeed, the Liberals’ fiscal…

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal government

Trudeau's first budget fails to make the hard choices necessary to pay for services

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal governmentBy Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C./ March 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The difference between campaigning and governing is that the latter means making difficult decisions. The new Liberal government's first budget shows that they are not yet prepared to make those trade-offs. Much of the new budget shows an…

A feel-good federal budget that fails to spark economic growth

The Liberals embrace a $30-billion deficit without making jobs a priority

A feel-good federal budget that fails to spark economic growthVANCOUVER, B.C./ Troy Media/ — The new Liberal government’s first federal budget contains few surprises – except, of course, in how far it has strayed from election campaign promises. In recent weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has said more than enough to let us know what was to come in the budget. The surprise?…

Don’t think top talent responds to higher tax rates?

The evidence suggests higher rates influence where people work and live

Don’t think top talent responds to higher tax rates?By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C./ Troy Media/ – In debates about taxes, some scoff at the idea that people actually respond to higher rates by changing their behaviour. This is despite the mountains of economic research showing higher marginal tax rates reduce the incentives for individuals to work hard, expand…

Are the Trudeau Liberals fiscally responsible?

When it comes to fiscal responsibility, Trudeau is all words and absolutely no action

Are the Trudeau Liberals fiscally responsible?TORONTO, Ont. March 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - What does fiscal responsibility mean to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Honestly, I don’t have the foggiest idea. Trudeau recently told Bloomberg TV, “One of the things that’s really important to me is fiscal responsibility. You don’t have to make a choice between being fiscally responsible or making…

Trudeau should learn from Chretien and Martin

The Chretien Liberals showed that smaller, smarter government, competitive taxes, and less debt is the foundation for a prosperous economy

Trudeau should learn from Chretien and Martin[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/trudeau-learn-chretien-martin/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column the Trudeau budget [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Niels Veldhuis and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. March 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his first budget next week, one that reportedly contains a deficit in excess…

Federal budget looming, and Canadian economy faces troubled waters

Unfortunately, government policies are only making matters worse

Federal budget looming, and Canadian economy faces troubled waters[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/canadian-economy-faces-troubled-waters/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/canadian-economy/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Canadian economy[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. March 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - As the federal budget nears, there’s no question the Canadian economy is not firing on all cylinders. The global economic slowdown coupled with depressed…

Prepare government budgets from a future cost perspective

Weigh public spending on today's programs against how much those programs will cost Canadians in the longer term

Prepare government budgets from a future cost perspective//  government budgets government budgets  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/future-cost-government-budgets/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on government budgets and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/political/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Politics[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. March 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Personal budgeting isn't fun. If you spend more than you make over the long haul, it will be your downfall. But…

Federal budget will advance First Nations communities

The budget delivers on some of First Nations’ most deeply held political and economic desires

Federal budget will advance First Nations communitiesTo download Federal budget will advance First Nations communities for your publication or website click here BAYFIELD, NS, May 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - While the recent federal budget did not offer many benefits to Aboriginal peoples, there is some money that will advance First Nations communities. Much of the money in the budget earmarked…