In the wake of the Drummond report on reforming Ontario's public services—which includes 362 recommended reforms to balance the books by 2018—CCPA Research Associates share their analyses:
- In Debunking Drummond, Erin Weir writes about how more realistic revenue projections and policies to bolster revenue would reduce the pressure for austerity.
- In Drummond, Deconstructed, Karen Foster questions the gospel according to Drummond—and asks if the report is really our best and only option.
- Erin Weir posts a response to The Harvard International Review's interview with Don Drummond: Drummond Misdiagnoses Ontario’s Economy.
- Erin Weir questions the assumption underlying the Drummond Commission’s gloomy fiscal picture in his blog post, Deflating Drummond.
- In Drummond: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Erin Weir breaks down the Drummond report and shares his advice on how the Ontario government can (and should) move forward.
- Jim Stanford gives us ten macroeconomic factoids to keep in mind as we counter the overarching claim that Ontario just can’t afford our already-stretched network of public services: Ten Points on Recession, Deficits, and Austerity in Ontario.