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| August 28, 2015
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| August 4, 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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"Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada's Economic Record Under the Harper Government," tracks the performance of nine federal governments from 1946 through 2014.
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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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Canada's falling economic star and preventable recession

Only recently Prime Minister Stephen Harper boasted that Canada's economy was "the envy of the entire world." That claim was always overstated. Now it is downright ludicrous.

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| July 21, 2015
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| July 16, 2015
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Judging the odds for an election recession

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Canada's first-quarter GDP report was not just "atrocious," as predicted by Stephen Poloz. It was downright negative: total real GDP shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 per cent (fastest pace of decline since the 2008-09 recession). Nominal GDP fell faster (annualized rate of 3 per cent), as deflation took hold across the broader production economy (led, of course, by energy prices).

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