Annual average job-creation for 2014 to 2016 is below the rate seen during the immediate post-recession recovery period.
Is anyone really sorry that the job of door-opener on subways has been made technologically obsolete?
When you’re in a recession, one of the key signs is that employment is either stagnant or falling.
While all three party leaders tried to assure us that they are best able to guide us through an uncertain economic world, all missed the fundamental point that Canada is a small open economy.
When any new government takes power, temptations abound to do something different, merely to distinguish itself from the regime it replaced.
As everyone from the Manitoba-Ontario border to Tofino knows, the local and provincial economies, which depend on resource extraction, have slowed.
There are times when a problem can be solved with a small fix and perhaps a little tinkering. And there are times when a big fix or fundamental reform is needed. Quebec’s government finances fall into the latter category.
Lost in the current flurry of Ontarios election campaign is the one key issue facing the province, and indeed all of Canada: Ontarios laggard economic performance is dragging down the national economy.
The economic news coming out of Ontario in recent days has been far from positive. The provinces economic and fiscal position is weak and new analysis released by the Ministry of Finance suggests its economy will remain sluggish for the foreseeable future.