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Cities Are the Main Economic Engine: Will Canada Finally Get it?

December 23, 2011

Centre for Municipal Studies

For years now The Conference Board of Canada has been pressing this country not only to recognize the importance of its large urban centres, but to put in place policies that would allow our largest cities to reach their full potential. At ...

Germany and the Euro: A Victim of Its Own Success?

December 21, 2011

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

The world’s attention is fixed on the debt and banking crisis in Europe and how this will play out over the next few months. Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain piled up the debt after they joined the euro-zone. When the severe global ...

A Big Idea Whose Time Has Yet to Arrive: A Guaranteed Annual Income

December 15, 2011

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

There is little talk today among thought-leaders in Canada of a guaranteed annual income, or GAI, as an efficient and effective way to combat poverty—despite mounting evidence of rising social inequality and never-ending concerns about social exclusion. The Conference ...

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