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Cartoons   |   October 16, 2017

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On President Trump's instructions, American negotiators at the NAFTA talks have tabled demands that could wreck the agreement.

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Energy East pipeline’s demise provokes bitter East-West battle over Liberal policies

In the News   |   October 6, 2017

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TransCanada Corp. killed its controversial $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline proposal Thursday, provoking a bitter East-West battle over the Liberal government’s energy and environment policies. In a terse statement, TransCanada said it reviewed “changed circumstances” and... read more

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Bank of Canada, major lenders hike rates as economy roars

Lesson Plans   |   October 4, 2017

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The Bank of Canada and major lenders in Canada are raising interest rates in response to the Canadian economy’s spectacular performance in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. The lesson plan examines the relationship... read more

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The digital economy gets the buzz, but immigrants are needed elsewhere, too

Lesson Plans   |   October 2, 2017

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This article explores the link between economics and immigration policy. The lesson plan seeks to educate students about Canada’s current immigration policy and explain how it affects our nation’s economy.... read more

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No problem, eh?

Cartoons   |   September 11, 2017

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By David Parkins, September 7, 2017... read more

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Bank of Canada, major lenders hike rates as economy roars

In the News   |   September 7, 2017

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Interest rates are going up, again, as Canada’s red-hot economy continues to defy expectations. After a summer of surprisingly good economic news, the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter of a... read more

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The digital economy gets the buzz, but immigrants are needed elsewhere, too

In the News   |   September 1, 2017

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Economics and immigration policy are typically wrapped together in delicate language. We see the language of progress, of an economy’s need for the labour and foreign capital that immigration brings. And we encounter the language... read more

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Canada, U.S. aim for NAFTA deal by end of year as Round 2 begins

In the News   |   September 1, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told U.S. President Donald Trump he wants to finish the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement by the end of 2017, putting Canada on the same page as the... read more

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Scotiabank – Economics Publications

Post-Secondary Education   |   August 29, 2017

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  We are pleased to be able to add the most current issues of all publicly available reports prepared by the Scotiabank Economics team. You can access the reports by clicking here. These reports are... read more

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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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