Back to Balance: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2010

20 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2010

See all articles by Alexandre Laurin

Alexandre Laurin

C.D. Howe Institute

William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Finn Poschmann

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: February 18, 2010

Abstract

Spending restraint is key to achieving a balanced federal budget over the next five years and should form part of Ottawa’s March Budget. This Backgrounder demonstrates how to limit the rise in the federal debt by prudently reining in spending growth rather than raising taxes, so that past and pending improvements to the nation’s tax competitiveness are not erased.

Keywords: Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, shadow budget, federal budget, federal deficit

JEL Classification: H61, H62

Suggested Citation

Laurin, Alexandre and Robson, William B. P. and Busby, Colin and Poschmann, Finn, Back to Balance: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2010 (February 18, 2010). C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 127. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559388 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1559388

Alexandre Laurin (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

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William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge Street
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

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Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Finn Poschmann

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cdhowe.org

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