Daniel Schwanen Op-Ed Contributions
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.
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.
Focus for Canada needs to be on coordinating policy with Washington
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
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.
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
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.