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User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery

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July 22, 2014

Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery,” author William Scarth calls on the Ontario provincial government to address its long-term sustainability challenges before it embarks on any major new expenditures, while stating that the federal government should delay its final stage of deficit reduction.

 

 

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William Scarth, Professor of Economics, McMaster University
William Scarth

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