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Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new Minister of International Trade, plans to work with Parliament to ratify two important treaties that reduce existing barriers to free trade.

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As Canadian governments struggle with budget deficits and mounting debt, it's important to recognize the potential long-term negative consequences of debt.
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Ontario embarked on its Green Energy Act, which subsidizes renewable electricity, and power costs have risen by an estimated 30 per cent.

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While the planned reduction in emissions may sound impressive, the effect on temperatures will likely be rather small and the costs in dollars quite high.
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If fossil fuels receive more than $2 billion in annual subsidy, let’s end it. And while we’re at it, let’s end the $800 million to wind producers and other subsidies to green energy.

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Before making largely shambolic gestures using other people’s money, you should consider all the available alternatives.

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If the carbon tax was in fact revenue neutral, Premier Notley's plan would include a clear list of what taxes are going to be cut.
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From Plato to Tolkien to Acton, we’ve been told that power corrupts, and that its appeal is especially strong to those already prone to corruption.

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Since 1990, Ontario has accumulated nearly $265 billion in net public debt. Put another way, nearly 90 per cent of Ontario’s net public debt has been accumulated over the last 25 years.  

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The Ontario government's strategy to eliminate the projected $8.5 billion deficit has largely hinged on hoping revenues will grow robustly and eventually catch up to spending increases. This is a risky strategy.