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Proof the Atlantic provinces haven’t stopped spending, despite protests over ‘austerity.’

By PATRICK WEBBER (AIMS Research Associate)
• Financial Post, 20 December 2016

AIMS Research Associate Patrick Webber discusses his AIMS paper Measuring Austerity in Atlantic Canada. He outlines how, contrary to the rhetoric of anti-austerity advocates, all four Atlantic provincial governments have increased real absolute and per-person spending since 1980.
“Austerity” has become

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