Why the Trudeau Liberals won’t deliver ‘real change’ on the economy

The most important, most fundamental fiscal and economic reforms of the Harper government will remain intact

Why the Trudeau Liberals won’t deliver ‘real change’ on the economy Download this column on the Liberals for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, Ont. Nov 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A clear narrative emerged during Election 2015 and is fast drying into hard concrete: that this election was all about change. Indeed, it seems a remarkable number of pundits believed…

Canada counting on US consumer for economic growth

How Canada fares in 2016-17 will hinge, in large part, on developments in the United States

Canada counting on US consumer for economic growthDownload this column on economic growth for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC Oct 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As Justin Trudeau and his euphoric Liberal colleagues get ready to form a new government in Ottawa, they have reason to worry about the macroeconomic…

New economic vision needed for Canada

To increase productive growth investment, the government has to start with the banks

New economic vision needed for CanadaDownload this column on Canada's economy for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Sept. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s taken some time to get there, but even the Tories admit (reluctantly) that the Canadian economy is in recession. The big question for the electorate is:…

A balanced budget no miracle cure for ailing Canadian economy

Proposing a balanced budget reflects a failure to grasp the modern economic role of government

A balanced budget no miracle cure for ailing Canadian economyDownload this column on a balanced budget for your publication or website. FREE with coupon FREDERICTON, NB Sept. 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The 2015 federal election will go down in history for establishing a new record and confirming a reality check. First, it will be recorded as the longest campaign in Canadian electoral history.…

How the Canadian economy can get out of the mess it’s in

The Canadian economy is vulnerable today because ‘markets’ couldn't care less about Canada's, or anyone’s, standard of living

How the Canadian economy can get out of the mess it’s inDownload this column on the Canadian economy for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Sep 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As Stephen Harper prepares for the real election campaigning to begin after the Labour Day long weekend, he must be praying for some good news on…

Changes to Foreign Worker Program could strangle Canadian economy

Changes could also lead to rise in illegal workers

Changes to Foreign Worker Program could strangle Canadian economyChanges to Foreign Worker Program could strangle Canadian economy FREE to subscribers VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canada’s recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) are slamming the door on low-skilled workers trying to come to Canada, and in some cases to stay in the country. To some, this might not…

Canadian economy in for a very bumpy ride

Compared to going into the 2009 global recession, the Canadian economy is in much worse shape

Canadian economy in for a very bumpy rideDownload Canadian economy in for a very bumpy ride THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Despite high consumer debt and housing prices, Canada went into the 2009 global downturn with several advantages that allowed it to economically outperform the other G-7 countries over the ensuing period. However, the erosion of some of…

Canada squandering its economic future

We are losing control of our destiny by meekly complying to the 'rules of the market'

Canada squandering its economic futureEDMONTON, AB, Apr 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - These are dark days for Canada: as the coldest winter in ages winds its way absentmindedly into spring, a vital national institution is threatened. Six of the seven National Hockey League teams in Canada are sitting on the sidelines as the real hockey season begins in earnest…

2014 predicted to be year of steady, moderate growth for Canada’s economy

But we could be wrong

2014 predicted to be year of steady, moderate growth for Canada’s economyVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 3, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Someone once rightly said that forecasting is difficult, especially when applied to the future. This is especially true when applied to economic forecasts. Today's economies are very complex. Millions of different economic actions (e.g. individual purchases) generate almost endless numbers of variables and enough data points to…

Canadian interest rate forecast for February, 2013

Canadian interest rate forecast for February, 2013February 2, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 2, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Economic prospects in the global economy improved slightly with signs of faster growth in China and other Asian economies along with receding risks of a financial crisis in Europe. The U.S. economic recovery continues to grind higher in the face of fiscal headwinds and…