Canadian economy

Jan 22, 2014
Figure 1. Inflation and average real wages, 2010-2013. Source: Statistics Canada

Problematic sources of recent real wage growth

Michal Rozworski
The past 18 months have seen real wages increase in Canada. These real wage gains, however, are not that surprising once we take a look at the behaviour of inflation since the crisis.
Jan 2, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Why linkages matter

Jim Stanford
I argue here that Watkins' identification of the importance of fostering stronger backward and forward linkages is still a valid and important tool for Canadians to escape staples dependence.
Dec 23, 2013
Photo: flickr/Antana

How to protect yourself from your bank

Nick Fillmore
We need to reduce the power of big banks, weakening their grip on society's financial resources, and challenging their support for destructive, neo-liberal economic policies.
Dec 20, 2013
Photo: flickr/Images Money

Who should pay for the bankers' mistakes?

Nick Fillmore
When the next big financial crisis hits the world economy and Canadian banks are in distress -- as they were during the 2008 financial crisis -- the bank-using public will have plenty to worry about.
Dec 11, 2013

Grading Canada's economic recovery: The big picture

Kayle Hatt
Examining more representative economic measures with a broader international comparison group, Canada is a mediocre 'student,' receiving Cs and Bs in most areas, with an F in precarious work.


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