Erin Weir

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Sep 3, 2013
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EI: Self-insurance or three-card Monte?

Erin Weir
Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.
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Aug 14, 2013

What's a point of corporate tax worth?

Erin Weir
Tom Mulcair's recently reiterated unwillingness to raise personal tax rates puts the spotlight on corporate taxes. But how much revenue is at stake?
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Aug 7, 2013
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Linda McQuaig for Toronto Centre

Erin Weir
Yesterday, Linda McQuaig announced her candidacy for the NDP nomination for the upcoming federal by-election in Toronto Centre.
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Aug 5, 2013
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Is Chrystia Freeland progressive?

Erin Weir
Chrystia Freeland, The Globe and Mail's candidate in Toronto Centre, has already attracted a few jabs from right-wingers Terence Corcoran and William Watson. But is she progressive?
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Jul 19, 2013

EI benefits falling faster than unemployment

Erin Weir
Statistics Canada reported this week that 12,290 fewer Canadians received Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May compared to April. EI benefits are shrinking far faster than unemployment.
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Apr 11, 2013

Reining in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Erin Weir
Reports of RBC outsourcing jobs to temporary foreign workers to replace existing Canadian employees should prompt a broader debate about the massive expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
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Jul 25, 2012
Nexen building in Calgary. Photo: James Bremner/Flickr

China's bid to take over Nexen

Erin Weir
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) bid to acquire Nexen is a large and complex proposal. A preliminary outline of possible costs and benefits follows.
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Jun 14, 2012
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Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
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Feb 16, 2012

Drummond: The good, the bad and the ugly

Erin Weir
The Ontario government should adopt the good, minimize the bad by reversing corporate tax cuts and permanently restricting HST input tax credits, and forget the ugly, in the Drummond report.

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