The fussing over Finance Minister Morneau’s personal financial disclosures has distracted attention from the rather more important issue of the changes to proposals for taxing small business.
Posted October 27, 2017
The energy from Muskrat Falls is not going to be available until at least 2020. But the transmission lines are all built at a cost exceeding $1.5 billion. You are going to pay the interest on that debt while we wait.
Posted September 15, 2017
Nova Scotia has had another excellent year in tourism. Even better, the gains were focused outside of Halifax. Can the winning streak keep going?
Posted November 30, 2017
British Columbia Premier John Horgan has made a difficult choice on a major hydroelectric project. As well as financial issues, it has a major impact on relations with Aboriginal groups. The financial considerations have determined his choice.
Posted December 15, 2017
Access to primary care is a crucial issue for Nova Scotians. It can be improved by increasing the number of family physicians, and by helping them to become more productive. The track record on both is discouraging.
Posted November 24, 2017
Well-managed immigration is hugely important to the success of Canada, and even more so to the viability of the Atlantic provinces. Read More »
Posted August 11, 2017
The proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) were agreed to on June 20th by the federal government and all the provinces except Manitoba and Quebec. They are mildly useful, and will have some unexpected consequences.
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Posted July 8, 2016