Sunny days might be ahead for Canada’s economy, but forecasters are split—and the budget’s priorities reflect a lack of consensus
The banks earn big profits off soaring house prices, knowing that taxpayers will clean up the mess if the bubble pops. That has to change.
March 10th, 2017 5 comments
When the Bank of Canada releases its interest rate decision on Wednesday, don’t expect it to share Bay Street’s optimism about Canada’s economy right now
A federal budget that targets income inequality with ‘soak the rich’ tax hikes would anger many executives, but not all of them
February 22nd, 2017 4 comments
Some pundits argue the best way to defend Canada’s interests is to ditch Mexico and go it alone on NAFTA 2.0 negotiations. That’s a shortsighted dead end.
February 6th, 2017 4 comments
The nostalgists running the U.K. love the idea of trade because it equates to a time when England set the terms, and not the weakened position it’s now in
January 27th, 2017 3 comments
Canada’s household debt is at record highs and a reckoning is coming. B.C.’s offer to further burden the most vulnerable borrowers will surely backfire
The IMF’s Christine Lagarde is fighting for open markets at a time when the forces of protectionism are on the rise
November 25th, 2016 1 comment
A Q&A with the head of the International Monetary Fund ahead of her rare visit to Canada this week.
September 12th, 2016 1 comment
Governor Stephen Poloz has gradually shifted the Bank’s communications strategy, stressing a data-first approach and more frequent updates
Even localized housing bubbles can have national consequences, but Canada has no regulatory body capable of addressing them
May 18th, 2016 1 comment