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The ‘Great Canadian Slump’ is back

Unfortunately, income growth has stalled to rates rarely seen in Canadian history. Only twice in the past century have we lived through more sluggish growth than today—both during serious recessions.

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A. Chezzi

One moment please, Poilievre said no experts. So, why is the Hub falling back on experts to reinforce the Con idea that Canada is broken? Other experts do not agree but these are the experts Poilievre doesn’t want to listen to because they do not reinforce his broken theory, so, no experts, just “common sense,” but that is Con common sense. Poilievre’s mantra, no experts, is leading him into a corner. He is showing is anti fact, anti science, anti knowledge bent. He will rule with his gut instinct, His Trumpian allure is showing more and more.

4th April 2024 at 9:26 am
Kim Morton

Extreme left “experts” have created the mess we are currently in. Do you seriously think we should trust the same clowns to lead us out?
The definition of an expert is someone that knows everything, but has never done anything.

4th April 2024 at 9:42 am
Todd Hirsch

If you think Trevor Tombe is “extreme left” then either 1) you don’t know Trevor Tombe, or 2) you don’t know what left means.

4th April 2024 at 2:03 pm
Michael F

Axe the Facts. That’s what his crowd wants. They don’t want wordy explanations from scientists, economists and fancy big city experts.

4th April 2024 at 11:53 am

Economists and fancy big city experts seem surprisingly reluctant to admit that if their theories about how the economy is doing do not match people’s experience that their standard of living is declining, they may just be measuring the wrong thing. What good is expertise that is divorced from what actually matters to people?

4th April 2024 at 5:14 pm
Michael F

It has been written about extensively in the US by economists like Paul Krugman that despite the economy doing quite well in all indicators, there is this pervasive feeling by conservatives that the economy is doing poorly. Canada is much the same.

4th April 2024 at 9:18 pm

The comments by Carolyn Rogers cited our failure to recognize and utilize the credentials of our immigrants. This has been a football for the Provinces for years, they seem to be unable to work with the professional associations under their jurisdiction. How can this be resolved, and quickly?

4th April 2024 at 11:11 am
Michael F

This is one rare instance where I agree that there are ‘gatekeepers’ preventing highly educated immigrants from working in their fields.

4th April 2024 at 11:56 am
Elizabeth Thorne

1.6 – 1.9% growth is usually seen as reasonable. If wages had kept up with 6% inflation, you’d be screaming and you know it. Obvious electioneering isn’t what I look for on this site.

4th April 2024 at 10:11 am