Posted: 04/10/2015, by Scott Clark & Peter Devries
The attached table provides a comparison of the net costs of the platforms of all three political Parties. Although the Conservatives have made few announcements since the election started their policy platform really began prior to the 2014 fall economic and fiscal update. Their platform consists of announcements made immediately prior to the Update; announcements made in the April 2015 budget; and, announcements made since the election began. Their platform was to a large extent "financed" by the surpluses projected in the April budget.
Posted: 03/10/2015, by Scott Clark & Peter Devries
Mr. Harper recently announced two new economic and fiscal commitments – one relating to the creation of new jobs and a second relating to legislation prohibiting increases in tax and premium rates over the next four years.
How important are these two commitments and how successful has the Harper Government been in living up to other fiscal commitments made since first forming government in 2006? The answers are not important and very badly.