Can Ontario Afford Its Economic Promises?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Last week on budget night, we heard from the finance minister, the opposition critics, and the world of small business. Now, we follow up by hearing from three long-time policy analysts. What's their take on a budget that will spend more money and go deeper into deficit than any previous budget? Is it enough to save the economy, and will it be worth it when those bills come due? We ask:Craig Alexander, chief economist and executive advisor at Deloitte; Sheila Block, senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; and Drew Fagan, a former deputy minister in the Ontario government, now professor, at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the U of T.
Episode:
Grading Ontario's Economic Outlook
Aired:
Nov 09, 2020
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