Canadian dollar

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Feb 18, 2016
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How low for how long? The fall (and rise?) of the loonie

Armine Yalnizyan
The rapid decline in the value of the Canada dollar has been cause for serious concern. If it stays low for long, the benefits could ultimately outweigh the costs. But how long will it stay low?
Blog
Jan 15, 2015
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Low oil prices: Good or bad for Canada?

Angella MacEwen
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably well aware that the price of oil has fallen dramatically. What this means for Canada's economic output and labour markets is not yet clear.
Columnists
Jan 7, 2015

Five hopeful economic events in 2014

A list of five positive economic developments from the year past -- both globally and right here at home -- that warmed this particular economist's left-wing heart in 2014.
Columnists
Aug 31, 2012

Another look at oil prices and the loonie

The dollar rising with the oil price is merely a confirmation that most financial traders think the same way -- not confirmation that Canada's "fundamentals" have been enhanced by higher oil prices.
Blog
Aug 17, 2012
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Canada's economic problem is not high wages

Andrew Jackson
The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
Blog
Jun 14, 2012
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Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
In cahoots
Mar 7, 2012

Oilsands Economics 101

Policy-wise, we desperately need a conversation about the pace and scale of the tarsands industry, not just on environmental grounds, but on economic grounds as well.

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