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David J. Climenhaga | From Ontario's perspective, if currency distortions fuelled by Alberta's oil industry continue to disrupt Central Canada's economic wellbeing, more equalization not less is going to be required.
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Jim Stanford | Bitumen boosters like to pretend there is a "consensus" among hard researchers that the Dutch disease hypothesis is false.
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Duncan Cameron | Those who follow the business press closely, and listen attentively to corporate economic commentators, are still mainly in the dark about "who is actually getting what" in the business world.
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Jim Stanford | The dollar rising with the oil price is merely a confirmation that most financial traders think the same way -- not confirmation that Canada's "fundamentals" have been enhanced by higher oil prices.
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Jim Stanford | For novelty value if nothing else, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney's appearance at the CAW convention last week was bound to spark lots of attention.
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Andrew Jackson | The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
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Erin Weir | A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
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Jim Stanford | The high-and-mighty vitriol which greeted Tom Mulcair's comments last week about the downside of oil-powered currency appreciation is lamentable.
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Jim Stanford | Want to know why Canada's currency is sky-high despite our sluggish recovery, our large and persistent current account deficit, and our lousy export performance?
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Jim Stanford | The most interesting comments from Mark Carney last week, in releasing the Bank's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report, dealt with the relationship between the price of oil and the Canadian currency.
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Andrew Jackson | The official line we hear every day is that the Canadian fundamentals are great, while other countries are in deep trouble because they are spending beyond their means and borrowing too much.
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Andrew Jackson | The release of today's Monetary Policy Report from the Bank of Canada follows yesterday's announcement of no change in interest rates, the latest in a long series.