Promises always sound good, especially in election season. It seems like a more productive economy should make us all better off. But a pro-business productivity agenda might not be helping workers.
CCPA staffers shared which issues and questions they would like Canada's political leaders to address at tonight's debate.
We asked CCPA staff members what questions they are hoping to have answered by the debate, and by the campaigns in general. Here's what they said.
Where exactly is the pent-up demand for home renovations that require an extra $750? If stimulating the housing sector is the objective, how about committing funds for new affordable housing?
Ministers from 12 countries negotiating the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership announced that they were unable to reach an agreement.
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.
Imagine 16th-century geocentrists being shown proof that the earth actually revolved around the sun, and dismissing the new science as fuddleduddlery. This is the world in which austerians live.
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.
"Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada's Economic Record Under the Harper Government," tracks the performance of nine federal governments from 1946 through 2014.
These numbers are going to shock you: 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.