Trudeau has a spending problem: Ambrose

Trudeau has a spending problem: Ambrose
Trudeau has a spending problem: Ambrose Stephen Harper left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a surplus, the best job creation record in the G7, and the lowest level of taxation that Canadians have seen in over 50 years. Now, those Canadians who turn 18 years old today won’t see another balanced budget in Ottawa until they turn 56. This is Trudeau’s legacy. What a difference a year makes. Spending is out of control in Ottawa. “Modest” $10-billion

Buried government report reveals looming fiscal crisis

Buried government report reveals looming fiscal crisis
Buried government report reveals looming fiscal crisis trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured while making a stop in Edmonton in March 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS) A shocking new report quietly released by the federal government admits that their finances could collapse in the coming decades if politicians don’t make responsible choices. Two days before Christmas, when most politicians and their staffers had long left their offices for

Trudeau will bury us in debt

Trudeau will bury us in debt
Trudeau will bury us in debt When Canadians elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it was a $2 trillion mistake. And, no, that’s not just an opinion. The $2 trillion figure comes from the Government of Canada’s Department of Finance, in its annual update on long-term fiscal projections. The economic forecast was released this week, and the figures are stunning. The last long-term economic report, released under the Stephen Harper governmen

Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report

Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report
  Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk delivers her annual report to the government at Queen's Park on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun) TORONTO - Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was in

Dark clouds of stagnation threaten sunny ways

Dark clouds of stagnation threaten sunny ways
Dark clouds of stagnation threaten sunny ways Canada lost 31,200 jobs in July, sending the unemployment rate up to 6.9 per cent. Job creation so far this year is the worst since the tanking in the global recession of 2008-2009. “Canadians,” one economist said, “are wondering where the jobs are.” It wasn’t just the raw job numbers that were depressing. More telling perhaps was the drop in exports. Remember all that talk about how the plummeting lo

Robyn Urback: Auditor general report confirms what’s wrong with Ontario’s Liberals: everything

Robyn Urback: Auditor general report confirms what’s wrong with Ontario’s Liberals: everything
Robyn Urback: Auditor general report confirms what’s wrong with Ontario’s Liberals: everything There’s an episode in the 11th season of the Simpsons in which Mr. Burns goes to the Mayo Clinic for a check-up, after being named the oldest man in Springfield. There, the doctor tells him he is the sickest man in the United States. “You have everything,” he informs him. “You mean, I have pneumonia?” Burns asks. “Yes.” “Juvenile diabetes?” “Ye

Trudeau’s cynical budget promise

Trudeau’s cynical budget promise
Trudeau’s cynical budget promise We never understood exactly why Canada needed to be plunged into a sizable deficit. And now new evidence casts more doubt on that policy decision. Research released by the CD Howe Institute this week reveals that the recession fear-mongering Justin Trudeau sold the public on during last year’s election campaign wasn't based on the facts. It's looking like there was no recession. This research will be used to guid

Kelly McParland: Ontarians face a heavy price for Liberal-crafted budget noose

Kelly McParland: Ontarians face a heavy price for Liberal-crafted budget noose
Kelly McParland: Ontarians face a heavy price for Liberal-crafted budget noose Even the most determinedly disinterested taxpayer should be alarmed by two recent reports assessing the state of Ontario’s provincial debt, and the rapid increase in electricity rates. The reason Ontarians should take note is simple: The reports indicate the province is in a highly precarious position that could soon have a dramatic impact on household budgets and publ

Wynne government spending in secret – and the debt is over 300 Billion and heading for 350 Billion fast

Wynne government spending in secret – and the debt is over 300 Billion and heading for 350 Billion fast
Wynne government spending in secret Ontario’s financial accountability officer said Tuesday that, contrary to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s claims of openness and transparency, her Liberal government is denying him access to information he needs to do his job. Stephen LeClair, an independent officer of the legislature like the auditor general, information and privacy commissioner, and ombudsman, also warned in his annual report that the legislature — wh

Joe Oliver: Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme is just a cash grab dressed up to look green

Joe Oliver: Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme is just a cash grab dressed up to look green
Joe Oliver: Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme is just a cash grab dressed up to look green But even if you buy into Kathleen Wynne’s sense of urgency — especially if you do —why pick a solution that has proven not to work? The Ontario government has a seemingly endless pipeline of costly moral imperatives to foist on its hapless constituents. Next year, Ontarians will be subjected to yet another high-minded boondoggle: cap and trade for carbo