A guest blog post from Mario Seccareccia and Louis-Philippe Rochon.
After learning that the Canada Revenue Agency is auditing the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the grounds that it allegedly engages in politically partisan, biased and one-sided research activity, a number of university professors have drawn up an open letter asking the Minister of . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: A Petition of Academics Against the CCPA Audit
Here is my Economy Lab piece on the study by Philip Cross released yesterday. On close examination, his “expanding sectors” turn out to be low value-added resource processing and his argument that Canadian manufacturing is not in decline does not hold water. The decline in output has been far greater than in the US and . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Macdonald-Laurier Institute on Dutch Disease
by Brian Lee Crowley | Troy Media | Macdonald Laurier Institute My mother could have told you why giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union would produce such a predictable and deserved outpouring of derision. An aspiring writer, she took a creative writing course. One of the assignments was to describe a single . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Nobel Peace Prize is slipping into irrelevance
Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney in his heyday, grabbed from the website of Libraries and Archives Canada, and doesn’t he just look terrific! Below: Mr. Mulroney as he appears nowadays; Earnscliffe Strategies Principal Robin Sears.
Have you noticed how Brian Mulroney is looking pretty good lately?
Back in the day, after Mr. Mulroney . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The rehabilitation of Brian Mulroney: There’s a reason he’s looking so good these days
The following is another guest post by Robyn Allan:
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from the Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
The Dutch disease is a situation where rapid export of a nation’s raw resources along . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Dutch Disease on the Rideau
Deeply affronted, perhaps even frightened by the recent change to the Ontario budget that will impose an increase of 2% on the income of those making over $500,000 per year, the right-wing has been busy cranking out its anti-tax propaganda. Lest anyone think that a return to some form of progressive taxation is . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Gears Up