ontario economy

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Understanding Two Decades of Weak Economic Performance in Ontario

It’s important for policymakers to recognize the severity of Ontario’s growth problem, how long-lived it has been, and the challenge of weak business investment that could impede future growth.


10:27AM
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Ontario’s economy—slow growth and weak business investment

Real per-person economic growth was 9.1 per cent in Ontario compared to 26.1 per cent in the rest of Canada.


12:13PM
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Ontario has fallen behind Michigan’s economy

At least 90 per cent of net job creation in Ontario took place either in the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.


2:30PM
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Ontario government has made COVID economic pain even worse

The Greenbelt Act helped drive up residential housing prices in the Greater Toronto Area.


9:36AM
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Ford should butt out of Ontario’s business

The Ford government plans to invest $100 million of taxpayer money in technology companies.


10:05AM
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Ontario lagging behind neighbours on key economic measures

Between 2000 and 2019, New York's average per-person GDP growth more than doubled Ontario's growth rate.


10:20AM
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Ontario among region’s poorest jurisdictions

Michigan’s per capita GDP was $3,911 higher than Ontario's.


8:12AM
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Wrongheaded policy proposal targets ‘diverse businesses’ in Ontario

Since firms already have powerful incentives not to unfairly discriminate, government efforts encouraging diversity are redundant at best.


11:51AM
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Reliance on housing investment creates prosperity mirage in Ontario

The provincial net debt-to-GDP ratio went from about 5 per cent in the 1960s to more than 40 per cent in 2020.