Economist with Unifor, Research Associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Jordan works as an economist for Unifor, Canada’s largest labour union in the private sector. He is also a Research Associate for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Reading between the lines of its public messaging, the McNeil Liberals seem to think that budgetary deficits hamper economic growth, that the provincial debt-load will crush future generations of Nova Scotians and that one potent method of slaying the deficit is to freeze public sector employee compensation. Is this true?
With the economy contracting, oil prices sliding and the prospect of a balanced budget looking increasingly unlikely, Conservatives feared damage to their vaunted reputation as competent economic managers. As it turned out, Statistics Canada data confirmed that Canada's economy slipped into official recession in the first half of 2015 -- the damage was done.