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Canada’s economic future depends on its startups

Guest Column   |   April 7, 2020

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Yung Wu is CEO of MaRS Discovery District Entrepreneurs everywhere are scrambling for lifelines during this crisis. In recent days, we’ve heard appeals from aviation, energy, agriculture, small business – anyone with payroll to meet... read more

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Canada’s decision to pull out of July Olympics led the world

Guest Column   |   March 24, 2020

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On Sunday, the board of the Canadian Olympic Committee met to do what everyone is doing these days – figure out what the hell is going on. While they were holding that meeting, the International... read more

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Hydrogen has a major role to play in the clean-energy future – which presents Canada with an opportunity

Guest Column   |   January 17, 2020

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The sun is setting on the fossil-fuel industry as we know it, not just in Canada, but globally. It may never go completely dark, but its direction and much-diminished role is certain in an increasingly... read more

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Ontario’s throwback approach is no way to craft policy

Guest Column   |   November 9, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. No one should be surprised Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the upcoming increase in the province’s minimum wage. It was scheduled to jump... read more

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Many Ontarians will pay a steep price if Doug Ford keeps his budget promises

Guest Column   |   March 19, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. Ontarians watched with fascination as provincial Progressive Conservatives demonstrated their proficiency at counting leadership ballots. Now, voters are waiting to see if the... 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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The Aeroplan saga ends a long, useless financial detour

Guest Column   |   May 23, 2017

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innes Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University and an adviser to Unifor. For a company whose raison d’ être is loyalty, the executives and shareholders of Aimia must wish a... read more

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bookmark Play the Trump cards right, and Canada's auto sector will benefit
Play the Trump cards right, and Canada's auto sector will benefit

Guest Column   |   January 9, 2017

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Jim Stanford worked as economist for the Canadian Auto Workers, and then Unifor, for more than 20 years. He is now Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University, and lives in Sydney, Australia.... read more

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Finance Minister should reconsider inflation targeting

Guest Column   |   August 15, 2016

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Jim Stanford is the Harold Innis industry professor of economics at McMaster University. The federal Liberals have successfully engineered an about-face in public attitudes toward fiscal policy. Rejecting the previous preoccupation with balanced budgets, Prime... read more

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Our economic problems run deeper than brief dips in GDP

Guest Column   |   September 8, 2015

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Jim Stanford is an economist with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union. With Tuesday’s release of quarterly GDP data, Statistics Canada confirmed that Canada fell into recession in the first half of the year. Canada’s... read more

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It's never to early to start financial education

Guest Column   |   October 24, 2014

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By Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader Young people today face a bewildering number of consumer choices and ever-higher costs for major life events like post-secondary education. The temptation to spend money on the latest electronics,... read more

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Canadian Education: think nationally

Guest Column   |   March 20, 2014

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By Paul Cappon:  Heading into the Sochi Olympics, the home team from Russia appeared to be the favourites. They failed badly, humiliated because the team played less well than the sum of its parts. The... read more

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