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Harper worst PM on economic growth since Depression era, Trudeau claims

OTTAWA — "Prime Minister Harper has the worst record of any prime minister on economic growth since R. B. Bennett in the depths of the Great Depression." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Friday, May...
Photos (of Stephen Poloz) by Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada and Kris Krug

What could the Bank of Canada do to assess carbon risks in our national economy?

The Bank of England is proceeding with its review of the risks to financial stability associated with over-valued fossil fuel companies. Shouldn’t Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada,...
Harper government doubles down on weapons manufacturing contracts

Harper government doubles down on weapons manufacturing contracts

Despite a reputation for cool-headed diplomacy during perennial conflicts, the Harper government is doubling down on its weapons-manufacturing capabilities— and quickly expanding its comparatively...
Governor General David Johnston

Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say

Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem.

Oil sands bitumen exports undermine Canada's economic future

Canada is severely shortchanging itself by exporting oil sands bitumen, renowned economist Robyn Allan argues.

Broadbent Institute director urges eco-progressives to dive into "nitty gritty" of policy making

Rick Smith on the future of the environment and the Canadian economy

Respected economist echoes McGuinty: "petro dollar damaging to Canada's manufacturing industry"

Economist Robyn Allan addresses recent remarks from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, highlighting conflicting viewpoints on oil and the Canadian economy.

Canadian economy shrinks in Q2 as export market pauses

Key US market fragile but we still expect modest growth, finance minister insists.

Amid economic jitters, Canada well positioned to face 'global headwinds': Flaherty

But country not an island, and international stress will affect us, he says.

American energy experts advocate Cascadia supergrid for energy trading

Europe Plans a "Supergrid" to allow efficient trading of intermittent sources of renewable energy. Is Cascadia next?