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On the Passing of Harvard economist Alberto Alesina

Alesina specifically noted the experience of Canada in the mid-1990s.

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Modern Monetary Theory, Part 4: MMT and quantitative easing

Since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, central banks in Canada and elsewhere have pursued quantitative easing.

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F.I. experts weigh in on how the COVID-19 pandemic and recession might change Canada permanently.


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Federal debt may eclipse $1 trillion for first time in Canadian history

According to forecasts, Canadian economic growth for 2020 will shrink by more than 12 per cent.

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Trudeau government must restore Canada’s tax competitiveness—now more than ever

The Trudeau government raised the top federal income tax rate from 29 per cent to 33 per cent.

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Ottawa must remove disincentives to return to work

Canadians can earn up to $1,000 per month and remain eligible for CERB.

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Federal firearms ban misses mark—badly

Up to 90 per cent of firearms used in violent crimes in Canada are smuggled, mainly from the U.S.

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As the economy reopens, Canada must address its competitiveness problem

The top combined personal income tax rate now exceeds 50 per cent in eight provinces.

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Canada must tailor trade practises for post-COVID world

The Marshall Plan helped former foes and allies alike rebuild their economies after the Second World War.

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Ontario must align government compensation with private sector

Ontario's net government debt has grown approximately 121 per cent since 2007/08.

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