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Russia Drifting Further Away From the G8

August 27, 2013

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

With each passing week, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Russia does not share many of the core social and political values of Canada or the other members of the G8. From obvious economic cronyism and acute market ...

Visit to Southeast Asia Significant Given “Canada’s Next Top Markets”

August 23, 2013

Danielle Goldfarb

Associate Director
Global Commerce Centre

Canada’s Minister of International Trade, the Hon. Ed Fast, just wrapped up talks with his Southeast Asian counterparts this week. His visit reflects the dramatically growing weight of developing economies in the global economy and the possibilities this shift raises for Canada.

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Poverty Means Higher Health Costs

August 09, 2013

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

Poverty, poor health, and resulting higher costs for the Canadian health care system are all linked together. The sooner we take incessant poverty seriously, with structural policy action—such as a guaranteed annual income (GAI) that provides income support ...

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun, Once Again?

August 02, 2013

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

A shift in macro-economic policy has made Japan an interesting trade and foreign investment market once again for Canada. Japan has been in the doldrums since its property bubble blew up over two decades ago. But this spring ...


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