Out on a Limb: Assessing the Fiscal Sustainability and Effectiveness of the 2009 Federal Budget
Colin Busby and
Benjamin Dachis ()
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Colin Busby: C.D. Howe Institute
No 72, e-briefs from C.D. Howe Institute
The 2009 federal budget proposed a $40 billion economic stimulus package spanning two years and projecting a return to balanced budgets within five. The projected quick recovery of federal finances relies primarily on aggressive assumptions about future interest rates, growth of program expenditures and effectiveness of the economic stimulus plan.
Keywords: fiscal policy; Canadian Federal budget (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 E63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 pages
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Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, January 2009
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