What should public policy be when it comes to intervening in the economy?
Should we assume that the needs of Canadians for good jobs, a high standard of living, and a sustainable future will be best met by keeping taxes low, regulations to a minimum, and letting businesses flourish and profit? Or should government use taxes, regulations and incentives to create programs and services that build a stronger, more equitable and sustainable economy?
In an intensely competitive world, with emerging economies taking full advantage of their strengths, do we even have a choice?
This week the Chronicle focuses on The Economy in its ongoing coverage of the Oct. 19 Federal Election. One of the most important, but most difficult issues of virtually any election, we presented candidates the Issue Summary above. See their responses Page 11.