economics

Canada's economy needs more diversification. Here's why.

"We've been riding the roller coaster while the economy on the whole has not been performing well," said Seth Klein, British Columbia director of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, in...

World Economic Forum: Financial crisis, inequality threatens entire social contract

The prognosis is grim: nearly 500 of the world's industry, government and social experts warn of a 'dystopian future' and social unrest.

The Modern Thinker

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Stock market volatility has B.C. businesses on edge

The recent downturn in US and global stock markets has Canadian economists worried. This recent economic crisis, which originally ensued from the US losing its AAA credit rating from S&P, raises...

Postal worker contract talks to continue up until late Thursday strike deadline

OTTAWA -- The union representing Canada Post's urban workers gave the Crown corporation an ultimatum Monday that it will go on strike this week if its final offer is rejected. Denis Lemelin, national...

Festival Express Redux: a cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business

How do we spark intellectual and cultural exchange across industries? Hop aboard the Festival Express Redux – an interdisciplinary, cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business.