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In political hot seat, Morneau needs to send strong signal on feds’ plan to address economic uncertainty

By David Crane      

Finance Minister Bill Morneau should reward companies that actually make productive investments, for example, by boosting an investment tax credit, writes columnist David Crane.

Given the uncertainties around the stalled NAFTA talks, and the slowdown in economic growth, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has to outline a plan for growing the economy in his upcoming fall economic statement. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Time flies, and nowhere is this truer than for governments with fixed terms in office. The heady days of 2015, when Justin Trudeau and the Liberals arrived in office in an aura of sunny optimism, have given way to a struggling government that faces the possibility of a narrow minority win, or even a loss.  This is why Finance Minister Bill Morneau is on the political hot seat. Superficially, the economy looks to be in great shape. But

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