Daniel Schwanen Op-Ed Contributions
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Globe and Mail
As Canadian governments extricate themselves from gaping deficits, they will need again to make the kind of tough choices that put us on the general path to fiscal probity in the 1990s. While these choices imply some mixture of increased taxes or spending restraints, we know that periods of strong economic growth can also make the public debt burden more manageable relative to Canadians' capacity to shoulder it.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Waterloo Region Record, Daniel Schwanen
The current economic recession seems unforgiving toward Waterloo Region. The March 2009 unemployment data from Statistics Canada rated the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (approximating Waterloo Region), as having the second highest unemployment rate among Canada's 27 urban centres -- tied with St. Catharines-Niagara.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Focus for Canada needs to be on coordinating policy with Washington
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The National Post
The group’s real function at this time is mainly political, indeed perhaps even psychological
Bail outs, nationalizing U.S. banks, investor panic and GM facing bankruptcy: The G20 has its job cut out for it this weekend
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The gathering of leaders of the G20 group of countries initiated by President Bush on November 15 may well represent a historical shift in international governance. That the meeting was convened at all is a sign of the current relative weakness of the United States.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Few Canadians are aware of the significant drop in bilateral trade and investment flows with the United States over the past five years, relative to Canada's trade and investment flows with the rest of the world
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Now that humans are being blamed for the increase in global temperatures, it's time to do something about it. But is Canada prepared to take action.