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Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia

Guest Column   |   August 2, 2017

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. After years of waffling, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas finally pulled the plug last week on its Pacific Northwest... read more

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What the U.S. wants from NAFTA talks

In the News   |   July 18, 2017

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The United States have released their objectives for the upcoming NAFTA talks, which could begin as early as August 16. Here are some highlights. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday released a broad summary of... read more

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Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

Articles of Interest   |   July 13, 2017

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The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money. The central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point... read more

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Trade deficit shrinks to near zero as exports jump to record

Lesson Plans   |   May 31, 2017

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In this article, David Parkinson reports on the factors that caused Canada’s trade deficit to shrink in March. This lesson plan seeks to highlight the factors that caused the shrinkage and examine its implications.... read more

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Canada Infrastructure Bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario

Lesson Plans   |   May 29, 2017

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This article and lesson plan explore the pros and cons of funding high-speed rail in Alberta and Ontario using the Canada Infrastructure Bill (CIB).... read more

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Ottawa crafting plan to boost use of zero-emission vehicles

In the News   |   May 26, 2017

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The federal government is developing a strategy to get more zero-emission vehicles on Canada’s roads, a process that has sparked a battle between the environmental lobby and the auto industry as each seeks to shape... read more

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Ontario to roll out basic income in three cities

Lesson Plans   |   May 25, 2017

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In this article, Rachelle Younglai details the Ontario government’s plan to introduce a basic income, which will provide 4,000 residents in Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay with an opportunity to either improve their quality of... read more

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Take it easy

Cartoons   |   May 23, 2017

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Canada has been reacting quietly but firmly to US President Trump's threats to rip up NAFTA if he doesn't get the concessions he wants.

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

Lesson Plans   |   May 23, 2017

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In this article, Jason Pereira, a financial planner, examines Bill and Barbara’s retirement plan, and offers his professional recommendation on how they can better manage their investments. This lesson plan aims to highlight the importance... read more

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Canada Infrastructure Bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario

In the News   |   May 11, 2017

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High-speed rail lines in Alberta and Southern Ontario are the types of projects that could be funded through the Canada Infrastructure Bank, the federal Infrastructure Minister said during a day-long debate over the government’s $35-billion... read more

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Trade deficit shrinks to near zero as exports jump to record

In the News   |   May 4, 2017

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Canada’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to near-zero in March, as a surge in demand for Canadian goods, especially among non-U.S. trading partners, lifted exports to record levels. Statistics Canada estimated the trade deficit at a... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 3, 2017

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A bewildering array of bluster, threats and flattery from President Trump has Canada and Mexico baffled about his trade policy intentions.

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Punching bags

Cartoons   |   May 1, 2017

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Mexico and Canada -- particularly Canada -- have become villains in the view of President Trump as he tries to soften them up in advance of NAFTA renegotiations.

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Ottawa posts $1.3-billion deficit in December

Lesson Plans   |   May 1, 2017

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In this article, Bill Curry reports that the Canadian government posted a $1.3 billion deficit in December, expanding the total federal deficit for the fiscal year, which has one quarter left, to $14 billion. This... read more

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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

In the News   |   April 28, 2017

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Bill and Barbara want to retire as soon as possible. Bill is age 41, Barbara is 40. They have two children, ages 5 and 10. Barbara brings in $140,000 a year in a management job,... read more

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