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Missed Targets: Canada's 2007 Fiscal Accountability Ranking

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  • Reid S. Adrian

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • Yvan Guillemette

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • William B.P. Robson

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

Abstract

If governments do not meet their budget commitments, accountability to legislators and voters breaks down. How reliable have federal, provincial and territorial commitments been over the past 10 years? Overruns have been the general rule, but some governments have done much better than others.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 100 (March)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:backgr:100

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  1. Colin Busby & William B.P. Robson, 2009. "Near Hits and Big Misses: Canada's 2009 Fiscal Accountability Rankings," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 117, April.
  2. William Robson & Colin Busby, 2014. "Credibility on the (Bottom) Line: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2013," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 404, March.
  3. Colin Busby & William B.P. Robson, 2011. "Impulse Spending: Canada's 2011 Fiscal Accountability Rankings," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 142, September.
  4. Benjamin Dachis & William B.P. Robson, 2011. "Holding Canada's Cities to Account: an Assessment of Municipal Fiscal Management," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 145, November.

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