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Canada’s Economy Needs A New Public Investment Boost

The ECOrepoert reposts an OP-ED, Canada’s economy needs a new public investment boost

Originally Published on the Broadbent Blog

By Andrew Jackson

The Liberal federal government took office just over one year ago, not least because Justin Trudeau promised to boost the economy and help the middle-class through a major increase to public investment. Economists and the public generally endorsed running modest deficits at a time of very low interest rates in order to spark a stronger recovery.

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Private Infrastructure Bank Not In Public’s Interest

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED in response to a Canadian Government, A Private Infrastructure Bank Not In Public’s Interest

Originally Published on the Broadbent Blog

by Andrew Jackson

The Advisory Council on Economic Growth chaired by Domenic Barton has proposed to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau the creation of an independent Canadian Infrastructure Development Bank (CIDB) to help finance $200 billion of public infrastructure projects over the next decade. There is an argument for improved financing tools, but no case for such a lever for massive and costly privatization.

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Christy Clark’s Inaction On BC’s Housing Affordability

The ECOreport reposts criticism of Christy Clark’s inaction on BC’s housing affordability

Originally Published on the Broadbent Institute

By Sheila Matthew

When Christy Clark’s government released its budget in February, many advocates were hoping for real action on soaring housing costs. British Columbia’s economy is growing and investments in affordable housing in this budget – for the last full fiscal year before going to the polls in 2017 – had the potential to address the severe crisis many British Columbians are facing.

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Canada’s Unions Join Campaign For Proportional Representation

The ECOreport reposts as federal government gets set to launch electoral reform consultations, Canada’s unions join campaign for proportional representation

Originally Published on the Broadbent Institute

OTTAWA — The country’s largest unions are joining the fight for proportional representation to make sure every voter counts in the next federal election.

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Income Inequality Undermines Canadian Values, Poll Finds

The ECOreport reposts income inequality undermines Canadian values, poll finds 89% agree

Originally Published on Broadbent Institute

OTTAWA – Canadians want action on income inequality and they are willing to do their part, suggests a new poll conducted by Environics Research for the Broadbent Institute. Over three-quarters of Canadians (77%) deem income inequality a serious problem and nine out of ten Canadians (89%) think reducing income inequality should be a government priority.

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