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Aug 24, 2016
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The business case for investing in Canada's auto industry

Armine Yalnizyan
Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers raise the old question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is a magnet?
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Mar 31, 2016
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What regime change means in Budget 2016

Armine Yalnizyan
The first Liberal budget in a decade is an artful document. In some ways it does signal a profound regime change; in other ways it's designed to signal there's not much to get fussed about.
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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?
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Jun 9, 2015
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Truth and truthiness in economic stats

Armine Yalnizyan
The line between truth and truthiness in economic statistics is getting easier to miss. That's a problem because it helps evidence-based decision-making become decision-based evidence-making.
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Feb 24, 2014

Why the minimum wage debate isn't going to go away

Armine Yalnizyan
There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.
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Feb 24, 2014

Bad math: Why Budget 2014 fails to add up for women

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Kate McInturff
I know the difference between monopoly money and what's in my wallet. Not so Federal Budget 2014 -- at least not when it comes to public spending to improve the lives of women.
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Feb 19, 2014
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The economics and politics of income-splitting

Armine Yalnizyan
You could hear the sound of jaws dropping across the nation last week when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in response to a question from a journalist, cast doubt on the idea of income-splitting.

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