Economy and economic indicators

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TORONTO--The first budget of the government elected to repair damage created by eight years of Harris/Eves cuts falls far short of what is needed to adequately respond to Ontario's public service crisis. According to an analysis of the 2004 Ontario budget from the Ontario Alternative Budget Working Group, rather than rebuild Ontario's revenue system to support real public services renewal, the Liberals chose to impose a surtax on middle income earners in the form of an OHIP premium--the single most regressive change in the personal income tax system they could made.
HALIFAX -- According to a publication released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) debate about budget options is being limited by myths about Nova Scotia's fiscal problems. The publication 3 Nova Scotia Fiscal Myths contests the myths that:
OTTAWA--Can the three major national parties pay for what they say? That's the question posed by a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Can they pay for what they say? A pre-election comparison of the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic platforms, by economists Ellen Russell and Sheila Block, assesses the ability of the parties to balance their budgets and deliver on their promises.
(Vancouver) A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that despite sweeping policy changes by the current government, external factors like low interest rates and US demand continue to drive BC's economic fortunes. The report finds that the economy has recovered from a recession in 2001, only to resume its middle-of-the-road performance of the 1990s.