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‘Hold onto your wallet’: The Roundtable on the upcoming federal budget and the calls to use pension funds for domestic investments

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a weekly news conference, February 27, 2024 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

Executive Director Rudyard Griffiths and Editor-at-Large Sean Speer discuss concerns that the upcoming federal budget may enact new taxes on large corporations and wealthy individuals, including the motivations behind such policies and their possible economic consequences. They also cover the flawed thinking behind an open letter from business executives arguing that the federal and provincial governments should mandate public pension plans to increase their investment in Canada.

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