Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris said amalgamation would decrease the cost and size of government. But, you don't make things bigger to reduce their size and cost, do you?
Here for ease of access is a consolidated listing of the contributions to the special series of commentaries marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mel Watkins' classic 1963 article.
The global importance of staple theory, Gerry Helleiner notes, constitutes a kind of Canadian "staple export" -- but of a better kind than we usually supply to the world.
The next major threat to financial systems is likely to come from reckless investors gambling with derivatives -- the same betting vehicles that contributed to the 2008 financial collapse.
The staples story is a cautionary tale Canadians ignore at their peril. As presented by Mel Watkins, the staples model of economic development is central to understanding questions of public policy.
On Wednesday, U.S. mining company Cliffs Natural Resources announced that it was ceasing work on the environmental assessment process for its high-profile chromite project in northern Ontario.
The first principal of effective resource economies is to not squander your wealth. Blowing the wad blows your financial prospectus and robs from future generations. Canada's record? "Lamentable."