Andrew Jackson

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Apr 18, 2011

Retail prices: The U.S. vs. Canada

Andrew Jackson
Despite allegations of price gouging and references to a more competitive U.S. retail environment, there are good and defensible reasons why the retail cost structure is higher in Canada.
Blog
Apr 8, 2011

Raising the minimum wage to reduce poverty

Andrew Jackson
The national average minimum wage is now about 40% of average hourly earnings, still low compared to the OECD average and well below the high of about 60% in France.
News
Mar 5, 2010

Budget delivers cuts not jobs

Andrew Jackson
The priority in this Budget should have been jobs and support for the unemployed, not deficit reduction, says the chief economist of the Canadian Labour Congress.
News
Sep 17, 2009

The G-20 meets in Pittsburgh: What's at stake?

Andrew Jackson
The big issue that has arisen pre Pittsburgh is the drive by Germany, France and most of the EU to limit financial sector bonuses, not just through loose rules, but also through hard caps.

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