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If you’re a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don’t need an official report to tell you that you’re paying way over the odds.
A glance at your monthly phone bill should be more than enough to remind you that Canadians really do . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Canada is going backwards on telecom prices
Jim Stanford recently pointed out that many of the conservative economists who had defended the overvalued loonie have quickly shifted to applauding its depreciation.
The Government of Saskatchewan may be making a similar conversion on the road to Damascus. When federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair expressed concern about Dutch disease, premier Brad Wall denied that . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Dutch Disease, Prices and Wages in Saskatchewan
A letter appears in today’s Globe and Mail in response to recent direction given by Minister Flaherty to private mortgage lenders over mortgage rates. The letter was written by Steve Pomeroy, one of Canada’s leading housing policy experts.
Here is the full text of the letter:
Twice in recent weeks, the Minister . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Glass-House Mortgages
It’s been an unusually hot summer, and soaring temperatures have boosted sales of that quintessential summer food, ice cream. But Baskin-Robbins has decided to shut its production facility in Peterborough, Ont., and lay off 80 workers because of…wait for it… increased demand!
From the department of “wait, what?”, here’s the scoop behind this brain-freeze-inducing decision.
. . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Baskin-Robbins and the Walmartization of Ice Cream