It's official: the Canadian economy is in recession. By election day, parties can expect millions of voters to be paying attention to what governments plan to do to create jobs and secure employment.
Canada is officially in a recession and while B.C. is expected to sail through it relatively unscathed, the projected modest GDP growth performance does not seem to be translating into job gains.
Now that the recession has been confirmed, let's hope the election campaign now starts to address some of the deeper challenges facing Canada's economy.
Which opposition party, with a potential to win the election, has the better platform when it comes to tackling climate change and inequality? Seth Klein weighs the parties on these core issues.
The dip in GDP is what's making the headlines, but there are three other trends in the new data released by StatsCan that suggest the economic slowdown is here to stay.
Does the fact that we're in recession mean we can finally focus on the non-recovery of the job market or the fact that jobs are far more precarious than they have been in years? Let's hope so.
The recession in and of itself isn't as important as other economic indicators that show how well people are doing.
Seizing on the first federal election in recent history where income inequality is a hot button issue, CCPA has launched a platform to reduce the gap.
So it's official. We are in a recession. So what can we do to grow out of it? Under current conditions, not much.
Deficits are left wing and balanced budgets are right-wing austerity, right? Not so fast. "Deficits good vs. deficits bad" discourse misses the whole host of choices that go into budgeting.