Not only has Canada's economy performed worse under Stephen Harper's leadership than under any other government in our post-war history, but things are getting worse, not better.
The Conservative government's reliance on austerity and trickle-down economics has led to the most poorly performing Canadian economy since the Second World War, according to Jim Stanford.
A new report on Employment Insurance demonstrates that the recession is hitting Canadian workers hard.
Most provinces and territories have been taking steps to do their part. It's time the federal government did the same. Poverty reduction deserves full consideration during this year's election.
This week's GDP numbers confirmed that Canada experienced a recession in the first six months of 2015 and today's latest job numbers show Canadians looking for good jobs have been feeling the pinch.
The dismal Gross Domestic Product report from Statistics Canada confirms what working Canadians have known all along -- the Harper government has failed to meet their economic needs.
The recession in and of itself isn't as important as other economic indicators that show how well people are doing.
So it's official. We are in a recession. So what can we do to grow out of it? Under current conditions, not much.
In publicizing his conversation with Stephen Poloz during an election campaign, Harper has placed Poloz in an unfortunate position.
The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate to nearly record lows, now just 0.5 per cent. The move reflects a poverty of economic policy from the ruling Conservatives.