C.D. Howe op-ed cites no empirical evidence or research to substantiate its opinions.
Stimulus spending can actually "crowd out" private economic activity.
So-called “shovel ready” infrastructure projects take significant time to plan and implement.
Most people use extra one-time money from government to pay down debt or save.
Since 2007/08, Canada’s federal debt has grown by $176 billion to $692 billion in 2015/16.
The best way to help Alberta’s economy is to enhance the province's competitiveness and attractiveness for investment and entrepreneurship.
Ontario’s net debt has approximately doubled over the last decade and now stands at roughly $300 billion—or $21,000 per Ontarian.