Fearmongering and Ontario‘s debt

As a provincial election looms on the horizon, all parties will try to persuade voters that they are the most trustworthy fiscal managers.

What should Ontarians be looking out for as they decide where to cast their votes? 

As Michal Rozworski tells us, one thing we should not be falling for are promises to tackle the public debt via spending cuts. In his recent opinion piece, published by the Toronto Star, he explains why the size of Ontario's debt is not the crisis some would have us believe. Rather, he surmises, a Chicken Little-style focus on the size of the debt is invariably used to justify cuts to program spending. The ultimate danger here is perpetuating the narrative of personal responsibilty, and letting us all off the hook when it comes to tackling income inequality. 

Read the full opinion piece here.