The Buy American clause and the ensuing "backdown" by Congress meant nothing. Those policies have been in place for decades; they still are.
For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.
Why did the Liberals support the budget when the analysis is clear: the Finance Minister ignored the vulnerable, punished women and did not provide a serious stimulus to a flagging economy?
The answer to our current economic challenge is to use government money wisely to make sure that the most vulnerable among us don't drop out of economic activity.
The president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Thomas d'Aquino will step down a year from now, it was announced last week by CCCE Chairman Gordon Nixon of the Royal Bank.
It is odd that the financial community has emerged so unscathed, despite its central role in the collapse that has brought havoc to the world economy.
This past Christmas, I watched some kids, circa 10 years old, face the test of the collapsing Santa myth.
Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, his single greatest challenge is to restart the U.S. economy, to turn it away from its descent into depression, toward sustainable recovery.
When the economy starts seriously to shrink, a new set of policy rules comes into play. Call them depression prevention measures.
In this environment, politicians - desperate to show they are doing something - will dress up anything as "stimulus." What is "stimulus," anyway?