Columnists
Jim Stanford | Not only has Canada's economy performed worse under Stephen Harper's leadership than under any other government in our post-war history, but things are getting worse, not better.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | The Conservative government's reliance on austerity and trickle-down economics has led to the most poorly performing Canadian economy since the Second World War, according to Jim Stanford.
Blog
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Kaylie Tiessen | Most provinces and territories have been taking steps to do their part. It's time the federal government did the same. Poverty reduction deserves full consideration during this year's election.
Blog
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Kaylie Tiessen | This week's GDP numbers confirmed that Canada experienced a recession in the first six months of 2015 and today's latest job numbers show Canadians looking for good jobs have been feeling the pinch.
Blog
Louis-Philippe Rochon | So it's official. We are in a recession. So what can we do to grow out of it? Under current conditions, not much.
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Nora Loreto | The recession in and of itself isn't as important as other economic indicators that show how well people are doing.
Blog
Louis-Philippe Rochon | In publicizing his conversation with Stephen Poloz during an election campaign, Harper has placed Poloz in an unfortunate position.
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Michal Rozworski | The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate to nearly record lows, now just 0.5 per cent. The move reflects a poverty of economic policy from the ruling Conservatives.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | These numbers are going to shock you: there is no other time in Canada's post-war economic history in which Canada's economy has performed worse than it did under the Harper government.
Blog
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Jerry Dias | Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz didn't actually use the "R" word: recession. But his monetary policy report last Wednesday said it all the same, using numbers instead of words.
Blog
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | If the GDP continues to shrink, then by the conventional definition, Canada will be in a recession -- just in time for the federal election campaign. What are the chances of that happening?