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Out on a Limb: Assessing the Fiscal Sustainability and Effectiveness of the 2009 Federal Budget

Alexandre Laurin, Colin Busby and Benjamin Dachis ()
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Alexandre Laurin: C.D. Howe Institute
Colin Busby: C.D. Howe Institute

No 72, e-briefs from C.D. Howe Institute

Abstract: 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
Date: 2009-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-fdg and nep-mac
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Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, January 2009

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