Tag Archive | Deficit

Budget Takes us from Bad to Worse

Alberta’s NDP finally introduced their long-awaited first budget on October 27th. It won’t come as any surprise to readers that as a fiscally conservative Wildrose MLA, I’m not a big fan of it, but there are many reasons that Albertans should be concerned. Before the budget was even introduced, Alberta was left a significant deficit […]

Time to fix budget math

The following OpEd was published in the Calgary Herald This week, the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy held a daylong pow-wow in Edmonton to discuss how to fix Alberta’s convoluted budget framework. The PC government’s last two budgets have obscured some basic facts that Albertans used to take for granted, like: what the […]

Global Alberta: Will Alberta return to debt?

Sun Column: This election offers no cheap date

Published in the Sun Media chain and QMI Agency Politicians are everywhere right now: on your TV, at your shopping malls, at your doorsteps and in your wallets. Yet, the most expensive part of an election is not the $300 million spent on counting ballots, but the bidding war that politicians engage in to buy […]

Paul Martin: Right Wing Extremist?

By 2011 standards, former Prime Minister Paul Martin is a wild-eyed, government-slashing, right-wing extremist with a hidden agenda.

How to Balance the Budget in 2 Years

Don’t tell me it can’t be done. We’ve run the numbers. It can.

Should the political will exist, Ottawa can eliminate its deficit in two years without raising taxes, or even draconian cuts for that matter.

Go Ahead, Make My Day ~ Published in The Landowner magazine

The following article appears in the July 2010 issue of The Landowner magazine. “I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he spend $60 billion or only 50?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement and stimulus I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is an overtaxed country with a half […]

Audio: John Robson on DebtClock.ca

John Robson (hats off) shoots dead centre at the federal government’s Keynesian deficit financing, citing the CTF’s DebtClock.ca .  Listen to Robson on CFRA HERE.

Day of Reckoning

Stockwell Day has set the Ottawa hive abuzz with air of spending cuts and trims to the civil service. This is welcome news as the Conservatives will have no choice but to reduce program spending below what it is expected to reach after “stimulus” funds have been fully thrown away come the end of 2010-11. […]

CBC Poll: 65% of Canadians Support Spending Cuts

65% of Canadians support spending cuts to tax hikes or continued large deficits according to a new CBC poll, not accounting for those who either did not express an opinion or did not know. In this vein, 20% supported higher taxes to balance the budget and just under 15% supported the continuation of large deficits. […]