fiscal stimulus

After weathering the Great Recession, can Canada avoid a debt crisis?

When central bankers dropped interest rates during the financial crisis, finance ministers leaned too hard on household debt. That trend may finally be changing.

Why Canada’s economy can’t pick up speed

A look at the long-term demographic trends that have held back growth, and could continue to do so for years to come

Poloz takes on the ‘cavalier’ critics of fiscal stimulus

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz comes to the defence of deficit spending and its effect on growth

My fellow economists: Bay Street might be right this time

Bay Street is sounding the alarm for stimulus spending, but academics are waving them off. Time to call a truce

Why a big stimulus plan isn’t the fix for what ails Canada

5 things to consider before asking Ottawa to embark on a massive stimulus plan for the Canadian economy


The debate around short-term stimulus: where will Canada stand?

Back in the panic-stricken fall of 2008, the G20 emerged as the saviour of the global economy, with Canada joining in as the major economies joined forces to ramp up spending and keep an international recession from deepening into a depression.


G20 members: Embarking on a great experiment

COYNE: The world leaders agreed on a broad economic plan. You’d have never seen this 20 years ago.


The end of the great stimulus experiment

ANDREW COYNE: The mystery is how it got started