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It gets worse: Economy continues decline under Harper government

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It's labour, stupid: Boost the economy by boosting wages

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It's too early to call the recession over

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Statistics Canada is reporting a 0.3 per cent increase in monthly GDP for July, on top of a (downward revised) 0.4 per cent increase in June. This will no doubt spark Conservative politicians, and many economists, to declare that the shallow recession which Canada experienced in the first half of 2015 is already over.

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What will the next government do to fight recession?

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The Canadian economy slowed to a crawl and then stopped. Economists call six months of no growth a recession. Statistics Canada made it official last week. What the numbers do not reveal is the personal dramas, individual hardships, and pain inflicted on people: an economy in recession creates growing unemployment.

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| August 12, 2015
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Are you voting for policies that hurt you? Neoliberal polices and your paycheque

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Another federal election is coming, and the promises are gearing up. But after the election is over and politicians start implementing those promises, do they really work out the way we had hoped? 

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