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Americans Are Still in Love With Their Cars

June 29, 2011

Michael Burt Michael Burt
Associate Director
Forecasting and Analysis

With more than eight out of every ten vehicles produced in Canada destined for the U.S. market, it is not surprising that the health of Canada’s auto industry is tied at the hip to the U.S. consumer. The good news is that ...

The Greek Tragedy a Year On: Watching a Train Wreck in Slow Motion

June 08, 2011

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

The business media are once again brimming with bad news about the public debt problems of Greece, and other heavily indebted EU members like Ireland and Portugal. A year on, the Greek Tragedy continues to unfold in dramatic fashion—like ...

Budget 2011: Staying the Course Back to Fiscal Balance

June 06, 2011

Glen Hodgson Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis
Pedro Antunes Pedro Antunes
Centre for Municipal Studies

As advertised, the federal Budget for 2011–12, reintroduced on June 6, confirms that the government will stay the course on fiscal policy and expenditure management. The Budget makes only ...

Why Not Sell Gold to Help Lower U.S. Deficits?

June 06, 2011

Kip Beckman Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

The Federal Reserve holds the world’s largest gold reserves in Fort Knox at a time when the federal government is running trillion dollar-plus deficits. Over 260 million ounces of gold have been sitting around collecting dust since the Great Depression in the ...

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