Morneau needs to get his head around government’s fiscal strategy, objectives
Right now, the Trudeau government is sending a confusing message.
The chances of a balanced budget by 2019-2020 will be next to impossible to achieve, so for the sake of credibility, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured, should stop pretending it will. If the Trudeau government is to succeed in sustaining and improving Canadian opportunity and living standards, it has to rely on more than middle-class tax cuts. It has to find ways to improve the potential growth of the Canadian economy. To do that, it needs to seriously pursue a more aggressive innovation strategy, writes David Crane.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright