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Canadian Feds Ahead of Plan on Fiscal Rebalancing

July 29, 2010

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

Matthew Stewart
Senior Economist
National Forecast

The financial crisis and recession wreaked havoc on the fiscal positions of governments around the globe. Canada was not spared from the shock, but The Conference Board of Canada still expects federal books to be ...

Afghanistan and the Curse of Natural Resources

July 21, 2010

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

The U.S. government recently stated that geologists had discovered close to $1 trillion in deposits of gold, copper, cobalt and lithium in Afghanistan. Could this discovery eventually help generate the economic growth, wealth and political stability that can finally lift this country ...

Should Pop Drinkers Pay More?

July 06, 2010

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Desperate times require desperate measures—and for U.S. state and local governments, many of which are mandated by law to run balanced budgets, these are certainly desperate times. To close gaping budget deficits, some states are considering legalizing marijuana and collecting taxes on ...

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