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Who Should Pay for Canada’s Public Healthcare System?

December 21, 2010

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

Who should pay for the health care of Canadians? The users of the publicly funded health care system are also the ones who pay the necessary taxes, of course. But there is no consensus on the level of ...

The Euro’s Future - Breaking Up is Hard to Do

December 15, 2010

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

How will the ongoing debt crisis in Europe play itself out over the next few months? Could the euro zone actually collapse as countries flee to the safety of their former currencies like the mark and lira? Nobody knows the answers to ...

Welcome to the New Age of Fiscal Austerity

December 07, 2010

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

As the world economy emerges from the 2008-09 financial crisis and recession, it is becoming abundantly clear that we are entering a more austere fiscal environment. Nations and regions (not to mention firms and individuals) that have prepared ...


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