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Armine Yalnizyan | When it comes to job recovery, are we the best in show in the G7? That depends on what you measure.
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various | We asked CCPA staff members what questions they are hoping to have answered by the debate, and by the campaigns in general. Here's what they said.
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Marc Lee | Where exactly is the pent-up demand for home renovations that require an extra $750? If stimulating the housing sector is the objective, how about committing funds for new affordable housing?
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | Imagine 16th-century geocentrists being shown proof that the earth actually revolved around the sun, and dismissing the new science as fuddleduddlery. This is the world in which austerians live.
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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.
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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.
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Murray Dobbin | Kicking off the election campaign, Harper proclaimed that "this October Canadians will choose security over risk." The question is, of course, what kind of security and risk are we talking about?
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Ole Hendrickson | Government austerity is an oxymoron. The responsibility of governments is to engage with what is happening in the external world and act as initiators of change.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | Confirmation that federal government finances have fallen back into deficit raises more questions about Harper's image, now more myth than reality, as a sound economic manager.
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James Wilt | Canada's premiers have elected to push tar sands expansion over emissions reductions, making the quest to escape the status of environmental pariah considerably more difficult.
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Jan Slomp | Those who want to put global trade agreements ahead of made-in-Canada solutions are treating trade as a sacred cow, when really it's just bull.
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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.