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Flaherty Digs Himself a Deep, Dark Hole

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By: Terence Corcoran: Give Jim Flaherty high marks for rhetorical restraint: The words “shovel” and “ready” do not make it into the Finance Minister’s budget speech and appear only once in his massive 360-page budget plan. That’s where restraint ends, however. Otherwise, there’s a shovel on almost every page. Within weeks, all Canadian taxpayers can […]

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The Bureaucrats vs. Bankers’ Tag Team Match

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Just like on the good old WWE grunt ’n groan Battles Royale of good vs. evil on TV Wrestling, we’ve got a knock down drag out tussle over our Canadian banks’ lending practices, at this time of financial stress and market illiquidity. It seems that the Canadian banks are not following the government’s script of […]

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