Monthly Archives: July 2015

Health Transfers: The PBO clarifies the issue

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) made news last week when it revealed that based on its calculations this year’s federal budget would show a slight deficit rather than the small surplus the Harper government has been touting as evidence of … Continue reading

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Graham, Howard and the NDP’s health care deal-making

Seeing as how summer was stubbornly holding back again this year, I decided to postpone the light summer reading regime with something a bit more weighty – the recent explorations of Nova Scotia politics by former NDP MLAs Howard Epstein … Continue reading

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Out-migration, debt downloading and more – Happy Canada Day

Usually I try to provide readers with short essays on the issues of the day. But while doing research or monitoring the media I come across items  that have been ignored or inadequately covered in the media, or provide updates … Continue reading

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