COOPER: The fed’s Bill Morneau and Alberta’s Joe Ceci say their budgets are realistic, but they’ve provided no evidence that they’re even plausible
EISEN, LAMMAM: Deciding to push ahead with further spending increases and hope for revenues to fill the budget gap represents a failure to learn from the past
EISEN, LAFLEUR, CLEMENS: Approach reminiscent of the failed deficit-reduction strategies of Alberta governments throughout the 1970s and 1980s
STEWART: Merging the Wildrose and PC parties to create a new right-wing party in Alberta won’t be simple. And are the voters even interested?
BATTY: Time to put trillions of dollars in Canadian savings to work kickstarting the Canadian economy and stop going cap in hand to foreign sources
EISEN, VAN PELT: The case for Alberta defunding independent schools is being made largely on the basis of mistaken analysis
LAMMAM, EISEN: Enact measures linking the wages and benefits of government employees to similar positions in the private sector
EISEN, LAFLEUR: The recently released fiscal update shows program spending up nearly 10 per cent from last year’s level