Nice try, Mr. Minister
Nice try, Mr. Minister
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Nice try, Mr. Minister

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spun a good story this week with the release of the government’s economic and fiscal update. The government even produced a short video, narrated by Flaherty, about how Canada is doing. Here’s a reality check on some of Flaherty’s key talking points.     Photo: bcgovphotos. Used under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 […]

November 13, 2013

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spun a good story this week with the release of the government’s economic and fiscal update. The government even produced a short video, narrated by Flaherty, about how Canada is doing. Here’s a reality check on some of Flaherty’s key talking points.

 

 

Photo: bcgovphotos. Used under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 licence.

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Inconvenient numbers bust government's fiscal update spin
Inconvenient numbers bust government's fiscal update spin

Inconvenient numbers bust government’s fiscal update spin

The Conservative government is up to its old tricks: using selective statistics and incomplete numbers to talk up its economic and fiscal record. Check out how these key lines in the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections, released Tuesday, don’t really hold up. Exhibit 1: Canada’s job creation numbers “Over 1 million more Canadians […]

November 12, 2013

The Conservative government is up to its old tricks: using selective statistics and incomplete numbers to talk up its economic and fiscal record.

Check out how these key lines in the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections, released Tuesday, don’t really hold up.

Exhibit 1: Canada’s job creation numbers

“Over 1 million more Canadians are working today than at the time of the trough in employment in July 2009. These new jobs are overwhelmingly full-time positions in the private sector,…