Taxation

Quebec Must Set Up a Standing Expenditure Review Committee

The return to a balanced budget in the medium term is necessary, and it must be achieved by controlling governmental expenditures. One way to do this is to set up a standing expenditure review committee, as the federal government did following the financial crisis of 2008-2009, shows this publication.

How Does the Trump Administration’s Budgetary Record Compare?

As he takes office, President Joe Biden is inheriting a health crisis, an economic crisis compared by some to the 1929 crisis, and mismanaged public finances. This Economic Note sketches a picture of the budgetary policy of President Trump, under whose management the federal government’s debt grew by 36%.

Consultations prébudgétaires 2021

L’année 2021 s’annonce comme étant charnière pour la survie de nombreuses entreprises québécoises. Les mesures sanitaires mises en place dans la foulée de la pandémie ont eu pour effet de freiner les opérations d’un grand nombre de commerces et d’entreprises qui fournissent des emplois aux familles du Québec. Afin d’assurer le maintien et la progression de notre niveau de vie, le gouvernement devra poser des gestes concrets.

Pandemic policy overkill will do long-term harm

The massive spending increases, especially by the federal government, on things that have nothing to do with the pandemic, and the overly restrictive lockdowns by provincial governments, are not reasonable at all.

La Norvège est-elle un exemple à suivre?

La Norvège aurait-elle trouvé la formule magique de l’État-providence et réussi à supprimer les inégalités ? Pas selon les Norvégiens eux-mêmes, qui lui tournent déjà leur dos.

Deficits will hit the middle class too

In Friday’s Financial Post, Philip Cross makes the important point that it is delusional to think that rivers of new deficit spending will not lead to middle-class tax hikes.

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