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Are Western Cities Going to Outgrow Eastern Cities Yet Again?

March 29, 2010

Centre for Municipal Studies

From 2005 to 2008, economic growth in the country was quite uneven. In an almost systematic manner, economic growth was more rapid in cities located west of Ontario, compared with cities located in Ontario and eastward. Be it because of strong ...

Does The Greek Tragedy Signal a New Country Debt Crisis?

March 22, 2010

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

Just when investors thought it was safe to come out, the prospect of a new wave of the financial crisis has become more prominent – this time related to the ability and willingness of countries and governments to ...

Balancing on a High Wire: How Will the Provinces Deal With Health Care?

March 15, 2010

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Senior Economist
National Forecast

The current focus of all levels of government is constrained to shoveling infrastructure stimulus out the door fast enough to prop up an otherwise weak economy. However, as the economy exits recession, governments will begin to turn their attention to digging their ...

Post-Recession Trade Policy Needed Now

March 09, 2010

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

Recent attention surrounding the "Buy American" plan underscores the need to revitalize our international trade strategies to re-establish our place among the world's pre-eminent trading nations. Canada's economy was built through international trade, all the way back to the ...

How The People Saved The Vancouver Olympics

March 04, 2010

Brent Dowdall
Senior Communications Specialist

Amid the euphoria Canadians displayed from coast-to-coast during the final days of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, it was easy to forget how the Games got off to a very rocky start. The remarkable turnaround in perception came from an unexpected source—the people in ...

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