Every five years the federal finance minister updates the "marching orders" that guide the Bank of Canada and its conduct of monetary policy. The time is right for some new thinking.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, many economic projections now accept a pattern of slow growth as inevitable. Jim Stanford explains why it's important for progressives to dig beneath this argument.
If we think competition will help Canada Post, then let them compete with banks.
People who support free trade agreements usually make one frequent argument: these agreements will help our bottom line. Here are five reasons why the TPP and CETA will not make you and me wealthier.
The highly respected Centre for the Study of Living Standards issued a report on its composite economic well-being index. The results, for Canada, are close to a failing grade.
Justin Trudeau has shown he handles the communications side of being prime minister with aplomb. But making the government work for all Canadians requires more than showing up with a smile.
If trade deals are the key to trade success, why is it that the more of them we implement, the worse our trade becomes? Perhaps the deals are doing more harm than good.
One interesting topic for a Canadian living in Australia is the manner in which fiscal and social responsibilities are divided between the levels of government.
Now that Albertans are getting on pogey as the oil economy has collapsed, you'd think we'd at least be spared the lectures about how economically virtuous Albertans are compared to Maritimers.
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.