From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only two per cent compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80.
B.C.'s economic performance has actually been slowly fading throughout the Liberal government's tenure. It turns out that just balancing a budget does not imply automatic prosperity after all.
2015 marks the sixth year of B.C.'s recovery from the recession. But it's been a slow and largely jobless recovery in B.C.
Canadians can expect to pay more for the price of food this year, largely due to the falling value of the Canadian loonie against the U.S. dollar.
Modern, greener infrastructure requires ongoing investment and careful planning, co-ordinated across levels of government. On this, the Harper government has been missing in action.
In times like these we need a national jobs and training strategy. Pierre Poilievre's appointment signals inaction on the employment and training front, and should be a significant cause for concern.
The defining features of the Canadian economy during the NAFTA era have been slower GDP growth, a surge in corporate concentration and heightened income inequality.
With his economic cards on the table, Harper's hand is proving to be very weak. In order to win an election, he must create momentum, but the state of the economy won't give him this opportunity.
According to the Labour Force Survey, Canada added 35,000 jobs in January. A statistically significant number of jobs, hurray! But wait. What do the numbers really reveal?
Ontario started the New Year with very little change in its jobs numbers: the employment rate is holding steady but there is a shift in part-time job growth.