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David J. Climenhaga | Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.
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Don Getty
David J. Climenhaga | If our Alberta NDP government wants a project that will ensure the eternal gratitude of most Albertans, it could return the August holiday to statutory status.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's bleat to the Rest of Canada they'd better get in line with Alberta's need to pump oil and pump the currency seems a bit rich.
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Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?
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Yves Engler | Widely known as “Dutch Disease”, this well established economic paradox has become a taboo subject in this country.
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Gordon Laxer | The next installment in our special series celebrating Mel Watkins' work focuses our attention on the latest staple boom to remake Canada's economy: the bitumen sands of northern Alberta.
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Christopher Majka and Thomas Mulcair
Christopher Majka | At Halifax's Pier 21, once the gateway for emigrants and refugees entering Canada, I sat down with Thomas Mulcair, leader of the federal NDP, to talk energy, environment, economy and electoral reform.
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Jim Stanford
David J. Climenhaga | From Ontario's perspective, if currency distortions fuelled by Alberta's oil industry continue to disrupt Central Canada's economic wellbeing, more equalization not less is going to be required.
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David Suzuki | Canada's future depends on energy policy. It's time we started having a real discussion about it.
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Jim Stanford | Bitumen boosters like to pretend there is a "consensus" among hard researchers that the Dutch disease hypothesis is false.
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David J. Climenhaga | Why is the exchange rate rising, you ask? Could it be Syndrome Hollandaise, the petro-version?
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Christopher Majka | The first principal of effective resource economies is to not squander your wealth. Blowing the wad blows your financial prospectus and robs from future generations. Canada's record? "Lamentable."