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It gets worse: Economy continues decline under Harper government

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It's too early to call the recession over

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Statistics Canada is reporting a 0.3 per cent increase in monthly GDP for July, on top of a (downward revised) 0.4 per cent increase in June. This will no doubt spark Conservative politicians, and many economists, to declare that the shallow recession which Canada experienced in the first half of 2015 is already over.

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| September 7, 2015
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GDP numbers just symptom of bigger problems in Canadian economy

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| September 2, 2015
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| August 25, 2015

Harper's Canada: The worst economy in post-war history

There is no other time in Canada's post-war economic history in which Canada's economy has performed worse than it did under the Harper government.

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The worst: Canada's economy under the Harper government

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Speculation is intense that the unofficial election campaign we have already been experiencing for several months is about to become official: Ottawa is awash in rumours the writ may be dropped as early as this weekend, setting the stage for months of promises, accusations and photo-ops.

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Deficit or not, Harper still failed to strengthen economy and create jobs

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Acres of newsprint have been devoted in recent weeks to the possibility that lower oil prices might push the federal budget back into a deficit position. As I argue in my column, this drama is mostly political theatre -- and progressives should be cautious about accidentally accepting the Conservative frame for this debate.

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