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Canada’s Manufacturing Sector: There Is a Silver Lining

June 23, 2008

Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook
The news is full of reports of plant closures and layoffs in Canada’s manufacturing sector, and if that was all that one read, one would be tempted to think that the wheels have fallen off of the wagon. There is no doubt that ...

Carbon taxes and the real world

June 22, 2008

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis
Like other economists, I have argued that a carbon tax is needed so that consumers can take the full cost of production, including the cost of negative things like carbon dioxide and other pollution, into account when taking ...

Are Disparities in Economic Growth Here to Stay?

June 13, 2008


Director
Centre for Municipal Studies
Economic growth in Canada has been relatively sound over the past few years. This is quite an accomplishment given the rapid rise in the value of the Canadian dollar and the negative impact that this has had on the country’s manufacturing ...


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