Was there any concrete economic reason for Stephen Harper to call Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz this week, as global stock markets continued their gyrations? Not really, no.
With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be atrocious. Worse yet, the macroeconomics are just not adding up for a recovery.
Does Justin Trudeau have it right? It's elementary: either people serve the economy or the economy serves people -- and you can find the answer in your heart.
With an ever-changing economic landscape and rates of unemployment and underemployment, young people are among the biggest victims of the stumbling economic recovery.
The economic arguments in favour of public, accessible child care are powerful. Here is a commentary summarizing the many benefits of a universal public child-care program.
Over the past two weeks, Stephen Harper has made three new housing-related promises on the campaign trail. But they won't help the crisis of affordability.
The Conservatives' plan to increase what first-time homebuyers can pull from their RRSPs for a down payment would do nothing to help ease the unaffordability of housing.
According to Stephen Harper, most of the economy is growing and doing just fine. But the truth is that the Canadian economy is showing signs of severe stress: it's called a recession.
Tax loopholes, offshore havens, tax avoidance. Canada's economy is being hobbled by our government's failure to tackle these important issues.
When it comes to job recovery, are we the best in show in the G7? That depends on what you measure.