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Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks about the 2019 budget at an Economic Club of Canada event at the Chateau Laurier on March 20, the day after he tabled it in the House. The budget offers very little in terms of foreign aid, despite Canadians’ concerns about the issue, argues Prateek Awasthi. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Budget misses the mark on international development

Opinion|By Prateek Awasthi
Poll results tell us there is widespread public support for foreign aid. But this budget doesn’t reflect that priority.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Canada’s aging sub fleet needs to be replaced, but from a political standpoint, it’s more convenient to fix the existing fleet than start a costly procurement process in an election year.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
I dare say that it is a slippery slope once you start making allowances to accommodate individual tastes in an institution whose core value is disciplined conformity.
The following is an excerpt from Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change, short-listed along with four other books for this year’s Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year by a Canadian. The winner will be announced on May 1 in Toronto.
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The agreement balances Canada’s national and business interests with regional economic progress and creates a stable foundation for long-term growth of the digital economy.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
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Opinion|By David Crane
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News|By Neil Moss
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Opinion|By Phil Russo
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Opinion|By Les Whittington
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News|By Neil Moss
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