A highlight of this weekend's meeting of the Canadian Economics Association was the third Biennial Galbraith Lecture delivered by Mike McCracken, CEO and Chair of Informetrica, Inc.
Despite slurs to the contrary, the welfare state is alive and well and living in Harperland. Appropriately enough, its benefits are available largely to those who have earned them.
The practical, economic and social objections to our EI system melt away when we give ourselves a refresher on EI -- what it is, where it comes from, what it's for, and when we need to worry about it.
The government has just released the 2012-13 Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP), which provide more clarity on total federal job losses by 2015.
The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
Despite some good news about job creation in Canada last month, CAW President Ken Lewenza says he remains concerned that younger workers are not benefitting.
Hill Dispatches scans the horizon and finds job cuts in profusion, fish sacrificed to dollars and a Committee starting to consider refugee rules.
That was no federal budget last week. It was a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Global Capital.
Guilty by association? Fanshawe students fear the post-graduate job hunt and the association with their school and the St. Patrick's Day riot.
The 2012 federal budget is an austerity budget that worsens income and inter-generational inequality, destroys jobs and locks in a slow growth, high unemployment future.