Northern Reflections: The Tide’s Going Out

Carol Goar writes that Stephen Harper’s reputation as a brilliant economic manager has more to do with luck than expertise. That luck showed up in the person of Mark Carney: As Harper and Flaherty implemented their hit-and-miss fiscal plan, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of Canada, moved sure-footedly, slashing interest rates more aggressively than ...

Northern Reflections: Abstract Thinking

This week, the Harper government  legislated Canadian Pacific workers back to their jobs, claiming it was “protecting the economy.” It used the same argument to justify its back to work legislation at Canada Post and Air Canada. But, Tom Walkom writes this morning,  General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it will shut down one of its ...