The tar and Canada's line in the sands have exploded this week in an uncanny combination of hugely high-profile political and economic events on both sides of the border.
All this financial doom and gloom puts in context the personal investing culture that has dominated our pension planning for a quarter of a century.
Economic life is likely to get worse in Canada, and elsewhere before it gets better. The hidden question is what does better mean?
Canwest, Torstar, Quebecor and CTVglobemedia have cut over thousands of jobs in the past three months, on top of deep cuts made last year, and there is no end in sight.
On my planet, the last thing you want during a recession is to create policies that leave more Canadians in personal debt and fewer low-income earners getting educated and retrained.
Economist Armine Yalnizyan speaks to a conference for women negotiators for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She says there is a way to save the economy, if governments will act quickly.
As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
The real question is whether Obama can deliver. He can't satisfy the masses who love him and also satisfy the people responsible for the disastrous agenda of the last 25 years.
What do we do now that money no longer makes the world go round? Here are 10 of the positives of living through this money meltdown.
It's the meltdown of the market economy, not anti-market intrusions by governments, that is behind the meltdown of world trade.