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Duncan Cameron | Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
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Armine Yalnizyan | The rapid decline in the value of the Canada dollar has been cause for serious concern. If it stays low for long, the benefits could ultimately outweigh the costs. But how long will it stay low?
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Duncan Cameron | The falling dollar is what drives Canadian economic policy today. This may come as news to Canadians, because it has not been announced by the Trudeau government.
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Jim Stanford | There is evidence that the economy is starting to pivot away from over-reliance on energy extraction. Instead, our high-technology industrial base is starting to flex its muscles once again.
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Cory Collins | As university libraries struggle with subscription costs, some believe for-profit scholarly publishers are far too powerful and perhaps unnecessary. Are non-profits and open access the solution?
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Jim Stanford | Jim Stanford explains why oil prices have fallen so dramatically, what it will mean -- and how Canada can learn from this latest downturn to build a more stable and diversified economy.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's bleat to the Rest of Canada they'd better get in line with Alberta's need to pump oil and pump the currency seems a bit rich.
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Angella MacEwen | Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably well aware that the price of oil has fallen dramatically. What this means for Canada's economic output and labour markets is not yet clear.
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Sunset on the Oilpatch
David J. Climenhaga | Unlike other provinces that didn't share our perverse good fortune, Alberta's situation is made far worse by our government's poor planning, or complete lack of it.
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Jim Stanford | A list of five positive economic developments from the year past -- both globally and right here at home -- that warmed this particular economist's left-wing heart in 2014.
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Russia's New Rubles
David J. Climenhaga | It looks like Prime Minister Stephen Harper's violently militaristic anti-Russian rhetoric is aimed directly at his own feet. Ain't it a funny old world?
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Duncan Cameron | Canadians looking for a job are being hurt by recent trends in foreign trade. An outflow of spending from Canada indicates weakness in the ability of the economy to generate jobs.