Dion on the Economy


No big surprises in today’s big speech to a business audience – the usual mainstream Finance/OECD stuff on enhancing competitiveness by building a knowledge based economy. Surprisingly little in the way of an attempt to link industrial and environmental policy, for all of that green rhetoric during the leadership campaign. Ditto re any linkage between social justice and economic policy except for support for as low income working tax benefit. Worth noting is the commitment to lower personal income taxes and to make business taxes competitive. All in all, no signs at all of a shift from the Martin agenda.

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