Main Estimates: Reforms Fall Short of what is require
DEFICIT FOR 2016-17 COULD BE $3 BILLION LOWER THAN FORECAST IN NOVEMBER UPDATE
Reform of the Estimates: Increase the Scope of the Estimates
DEFICIT FOR 2016-17 COULD BE $3 BILLION LOWER THAN FORECAST IN NOVEMBER UPDATE
Changes to the Budgetary Process that Have Gone Largely Unnotic
MR. MORNEAU’S EMPTY FISCAL CUPBOARD
DEFICIT FOR 2016-17 COULD BE $3 BILLION LOWER THAN FORECAST IN NOVEMBER UPDATE
DEFICIT FOR 2016-17 COULD BE $3 BILLION LOWER THAN FORECAST IN NOVEMBER UPDATE
THE FINANCE MINISTER SHOULD INCLUDE A PRUDENCE RESERVE IN HIS BUDGET
WHY CREATE AN INDEPENDENT INFRASTRUCTURE BANK?
THE FINANCE MINISTER JUST TABLED HIS 2017 BUDGET
Fiscal Monitor for April – August 2016
TOUGH BUDGET DECISIONS LIE AHEAD
Deficit for 2015-16 Lower Than Expected
Fiscal Monitor for April – June 2016: The Beginning of Deficits
2015-16 WILL SHOW A DEFICIT: THE ONLY QUESTION IS HOW BIG?
THE FINAL BUDGET OUTCOME FOR 2015-16 IS STLL UNCERTAIN
FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION; A SUGGESTION
COMPARING FISCAL APPLES TO FISCAL ORANGES
LESSONS FOR THE 2017 BUDGET
Fiscal Monitor for April 2015– January 2016
THE TAX ELEPHANT IN THE LIBERAL “BUDGET”ROOM
Finance Committee Pre-Budget Consultations – A Waste of Time and Resources
THE MAIN ESTIMATES FOR 2016-A PROMISE DELAYED
THE FINANCE MINISTER'S UPDATE LEAVES UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
Fiscal Monitor for April – November 2015
MORNEAU NEEDS A FISCAL ANCHOR
RECOMMENDING BAD POLICY TWICE
Fiscal Warning Lights are Flashing
Fiscal Monitor for April – November 2015
IN SEARCH OF A DOMESTIC GROWTH STRATEGY
Fiscal Monitor for April – October 2015
Improving Transparency and Credibility
BUDGET CONFUSION
PBO POURS COLD WATER ON MORNEAU’S ECONOMIC AND FISCAL UPDATE
PAUL MARTIN: THE IDOL OF FISCAL CONSERVATIVES
ADVICE FOR THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
Fiscal Monitor for April – September: Coming Into Line
LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE SCOTT BRISON
ADVICE TO THE MINISTER OF FINANCE; STOP BEING A CONSERVATIVE
Fiscal Monitor for April – August 2015: Coming Into Line
CANADA'S ECONOMIC PROSPECTS ARE GETTING WORSE NOT BETTER
COMMITMENTS; EASY TO MAKE, DIFFICULT TO KEEP
CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM COSTS AS OF SEPTEMBER 28
NDP PLATFORM COSTS SEPTEMBER 28
LIBERAL PLATFORM COSTS SEPTEMBER 28
DO ANY OF THE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE A CREDIBLE FISCAL STRATEGY
COST OF LIBERAL PROMISES AS OF SEPTEMBER 1
COST OF NDP PROMISES AS OF SEPTEMBER 1
COST OF CONSERVATIVE PROMISES AS OF SEPTEMBER 1
A SURPLUS OF $5 BILLION: WHAT IS GOING ON?
COST OF CONSERVATIVE ELECTION PROMISES AS OF AUGUST 26
COST OF NDP PROMISES AS OF AUGUST 26
COST OF LIBERAL ELECTION PROMISES AS OF AUGUST 26
FEAR OF DEFICITS AND DEBT
WHO WILL BE THE BIGGEST LOSERS IN THIS ELECTION ? YOUNG CANADIANS
WHO WILL BE THE BIGGEST LOSERS IN THIS ELECTION ? YOUNG CANADIANS
PAYING FOR NDP ELECTION PROMISSES
PAYING FOR CONSERVATIVE ELECTION PROMISSES
PAYING FOR LIBERAL ELECTION PROMISSES
PAYING FOR NEW CONSERVATIVE ELECTION PROMISSES
AN ENCOURAGING START BUT NOT LIKELY TO LAST
PAYING (or not paying) FOR ELECTION PROMISSES-UPDATED
PAYING (or not paying) FOR ELECTION PROMISSES
Deja Vue all over again
THE SPENDING LAPSE AND HUDAK MATH
A SURPLUS LAST YEAR; THIS YEAR MAYBE NOT
IS RAISING THE TOP TAX RATE A BAD IDEA?
OMNIBUS, OMINUS, AND ODIUS
INFRASTSRUCTURE SPENDING: A LOT OF TALK AN NO ACTION
DON'T FORGET JOBS AND GROWTH
BANCED BUDGET LEGISLATION WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE
LET'S HAVE HAVE A DEBATE ABOUT HOIW WE PAY OIUR TAXES
WE NEED A FACT CHECKER FOR THE ELECTION
YOU CAN'T HIDE MUCH LONGER JOE
A WASTED OPPORTUNITY
INFRASTSRUCTURE SPENDING: A LOT OF TALK AN NO ACTION
YOU CAN'T HIDE MUCH LONGER JOE
WHY WOULD THE GOVERNMENT EVEN WANT A BUDGET?
"PUTTING MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS"
JOE OLIVER VISITS TURKEY
WAKE UP JOE THE BUDGERT WILL BE BALANCED THIS YERAR
OUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE REALLY ANGRY WITH US
CANADIANS DESERVE A “REAL BUDGET"
DISAPPEARING CREDIBIL.ITY
JOE OLIVEWR HAS A PROBLEM
THE DISAPEARING SURPLUS
“BAH” said Fantino; “HUMBUG” said HARPER
WHAT IF?
HARPER DELIVERED MORE THAN EXPECTED
READ THE FINE PRINT
ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID
BUDGET FORECASTING AND A FALL MINI BUDGET
DARK CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON
WELCOME BACK MR. OLIVER
WE'LL (aka deficits) BE BACK
A GOVERNMENT WITHOUT A JOBS STRATEGY
THE START OF THE 2015 ELECTION
MEMO TO PREMIER WYNE ; THINK CREDIBILITY
IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS STUPID
BALANCED BUDGET FOR 2014 CLEARLY WITHIN REACH
MAKING SENSE OF THE JOB NUMBERS
TIM HUDAK-DEFICIT SLAYER OR ECONOMY SLAYER
DEAR JOE, IS THERE A PLAN B
MR. FLAHERTY WOULD BE HAPPY
HIGHER TAXES OR HIGHER DEBT OR BOTH?
FISCAL MONITOR FOR FEBRUARY 2014
ANOTHER REASON TO KEEP THE SENATE
UNDERSTANDING FISCAL NUMBERS IS NOT GETTING EASIER
ANOTHER OMNIBUS BILL: WHY IS THIS GOVERNMENT SO AFRAID OF PARLIAMENT?
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL TO JANUARY, 2014
BUDGET PLANNING FOR THE 2015 ELECTION
RUNNING OUT OF SURPLUSES: WHAT CAN A NEW GOVERNMENT DO?
NO TRANSPARENCY OR ACCOUNTABILITY: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL TO DECEMBER 2013
THE SURPLUSES "ARE NOT IN THE BANK"
BUDGET 2014: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
BUDGET 2014: A WASTE OF MODEST SURPLUSES
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL TO NOVEMBER 2013
FORGET FEBRUARY; ITS THE BUDGET OMNIBUS BILL THAT REALLY MATTERS
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF A BALANCED BUDGET IN 2014-15?
ANSWER THE PHONE MR.FLAHERTY, THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING
GOOD POLITICS BUT QESTIONABLEPOLICY-A FEELING OF DEJA VUE
WHY IS FLAHERTY SO OPITIMISTIC ABOUT THE BUDGET?
TAXATION AND MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES
What To Do In Budget 2014?
2013 – A Year Like Every Other Year
Fiscal Monitor for April to October 2013
CPP REORM PUNTED BEYOND THE 2015 ELECTION
Now Is A Good Time To Enhance The CPP
Fiscal Monitor for April to September 2013
Who Knows What The Government Is Spending?
QUELLE SURPRISE: A LARGE SURPLUS IN 2015-16
TIGHT CONTROL OVER SPENDING: MYTH OR REALITY
MAXIME BERNIER: THE TED CRUZ OF CANADIAN POLITICS
IS HARPER A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE? AN UPDATE FROM 2011
PBO LEAVES FLAHERTY WITH LESS ROOM TO MANOEUVRE
UNDERMINING PARLIAMENT ONCE AGAIN
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL TO AUGUST 2013
ELIMINATING THE DEFICIT JUST GOT EASIER
AN UNEXPECTED EI ANNOUNCEMENT BY MR. FLAHERY - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
HARPER'S AND FLAHERTY'S OBSESSION WITH "MOVING" FISCAL TARGETS
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL-JUNE 2013
FISCAL MONITOR APRIL TO MAY 2013: A DISAPPOINTING START
THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS DOING SOME IMPORTANT WORK
CANADA EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FINANCING BOARD: GONE OR IN HIBERNATION?
DEFICIT FOR 2012-13 COULD BE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN ESTIMATED IN BUDGET 2013
Once Again No Reconciliation
PBO'S ECONOMIC AND FISCAL OUTLOOK - THE MINISTER OF FINANCE SHOULD BE HAPPY
THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHRUG OFF $3.1 BILLION
FISCAL MONITOR FOR FEBRUARY 2013
RECONCILIATION OF SPENDING BETWEEN THE ESTIMATES AND THE BUDGET
SPENDING RESTRAINT BY "STEALTH" IN BUDGET 2013
FISCAL MONITOR FOR JANUARY 2013
BUDGET 2013: BY "HOOK" OR BY "CROOK" - A BALANCED BUDGET IN 2015-16
ALTERNATIVE BUDGETS: DOES THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN?
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE UPCOMING BUDGET
THE PRIME MINISTER SHOULD HAVE READ THE ENTIRE C.D. HOWE REPORT
MINISTER FLAHERTY SHOULD BE WORRIED
RESTORING INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY TO THE BUDGET PROCESS
ONCE AGAIN THE MAIN ESTIMATES ARE MISLEADING
A BLACK PERIOD AHEAD FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE
Comments on the Fraser Institute's "Mr. Flaherty, Time to Balance the Budget"
FINANCE COMMITTEE - PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS: WASTED OPPORTUNITY
THE FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL FISCAL DIVIDE
ANOTHER ROUND OF BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
NOVEMBER 2012 UPDATE; DON'T BET ON A SURPLUS OVER THE MEDIUM TERM JUST YET.
"TORIES CUT SPENDING BY $8 BILLION" WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON?
FISCAL MONITOR FOR APRIL TO AUGUST 2012
Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board: Is Its End In Sight?
Fiscal Monitor for April to July 2012
A Government on Autopilot
Fiscal Monitor for June 2012
Fiscal Monitor April-May 2012
Canada's Lost Credibility in the G-20
Deficit for 2011-12 to be $2-4 Billion Lower than Forecast in Budget 2012
Why is the Government Cutting $5.2 Billion?
PBO: Deficit Elimination, Joss Loss, Transparency and Fiscal Sustainability
The Deficit for 2011-12 will be Lower than Forecast in Budget 2012
BUDGET 2012: THE NUMBERS JUST DON'T ADD UP
A BUDGET WITHOUT TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND CREDIBILITY
Deficit for 2011-12 to be Lower than Forecast in Budget 2012
FEDERAL DEFICIT IS FALLING MUCH FASTER THAN FORECAST
THE MAIN ESTIMATES AND THE BUDGET - NO TRANSPARENCY AND NO ACCOUNTABILITY
JUDGING THE “CREDIBILITY” OF THE 2012 BUDGET
“UNBELIEVABLE, UNRELIABLE, AND INCREDIBLE”
What Do Harper and Flaherty Mean By “Sustainable”?
Canada Health Transfer: Funding without Reform
CEIFB Sets EI Premium Rate for 2012 at $1.83: Who Cares?
Deficit Outcome for 2011-12 to be Lower than Forecast in November Update
HOW CREDIBLE IS THE NOVEMBER 2011 ECONOMIC AND FISCAL UPDATE?
Without Growth in the EU, the EURO Crisis will continue
Fiscal Monitor for April to August 2011
“We are committed to eliminating the deficit by 2016.” “Budget 2012”
Employment Insurance Premium Rate Setting – Let’s Get It Right This Time
Fiscal Monitor for July 2011: Indication of Things to Come?
IS HARPER PREPARED TO PUT UP $40 BILLION OF STIMULUS?
A LOW TAX PLAN BUT DEFINITLY NOT GOOD TAX POLICY
Don’t Bet on a Surplus in 2014-15 or 2015-16
SEPTEMBER 6TH BRIEFING FOR JOURNALISTS ONLY: A FEW QUESTIONS
Fiscal Monitor for June 2011
WANTED “POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE”
Does Any One Know What The Government Is Expecting To Spend This Year?
Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2011
MR. FLAHERTY SHOULD BE WORKING THIS SUMMER
The U.S. Debt Ceiling Impasse – Can It Happen Here?
June 2011 Budget: Why Bother?
PBO Continues to be More Pessimistic on Budget than Minister of Finance
G&M: Lets Get the Facts Right on EI Premium Rates
IF PIGS CAN FLY
PLEASE! NO MORE PROMISED TAX CUTS IN 2015: WE CAN’T AFFORD THEM
Is the Liberal Platform Affordable?
Prudential Liquidity Management: What is this all about?
Deficit for 2010-11 will be $2 Billion Lower Than Forecast in the Budget
March 2011 Budget: The Deficit That Won’t go Away
DON’T FORGET PET OWNERS, MR. FLAHERTY
Not a Budget but an Election Platform
TD Economics: Looking Ahead to the 2011 Federal Budget
How Much would it Cost to Avoid an Election?
FISCAL CONSERVATIVES? -YES, NO, MAYBE
Deficit for 2010-11 still expected to be $7 billion lower than Forecast
Proof is not in the numbers for Flaherty’s corporate tax cuts
Whose Credibility is at Risk?
Fiscal Forecasting is Neither a Science Nor an Art
Fiscal Monitor - September 2010
Why Should You Read the Fiscal Monitor?
The 2011 Budget Is Over, Let's Start Debating The 2012 Budget
How Credible Is The October 2010 Fall Economic And Fiscal Update?
Time to Change the EI Rate-Setting Mechanism - Again
Taxing jobs to raise revenues-There has to be a better Way
Good Bye Parliamentary Budget Officer