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A great many people in their 30s and 40s don't expect the Canada Pension Plan to be of much help in their retirement.
The adoption of the debt-to-GDP ratio as a "fiscal anchor" is not new.
OTTAWA — Imagine a Calgary Stampede chuckwagon team pulling in two directions at once. As the three federal party leaders gather in Calgary for Thursday night's crucial election debate on the economy,...
Government program spending is still growing from sea to sea. Virtually every government in Canada is spending more in current dollars from one year to the next. Many are spending more in inflation-adjusted dollars, too. If they aren't, they're generally coming pretty close.
In post-Drummond Ontario, how could anyone working at a university find themselves among the half-millionaires club, let alone the one per cent?
Though it makes for some über-heavy bed-time reading, and deserves a more thorough analysis than this blog pretends to be, a first pass through Don Drummond's 668-page report on public service reform...
When Premier Dalton McGuinty went looking for advice, he hired Don Drummond. What he got was an economist who told him to charge more for parking and amalgamate public health boards. What he needed more was an economist to explain how to get Ontario working again.
TORONTO - Bigger class sizes, higher utility bills, and fewer hospitals are among the bitter pills deficit-ridden Ontario must swallow to avoid the same fate as debt-plagued Greece, economist Don Drum...
TORONTO - Bigger class sizes, higher electricity and water bills and new parking fees at public transit stations are among the bitter pills deficit-ridden Ontario must swallow to avoid the same fate a...
With the release of he much-anticipated budget report of Don Drummond tomorrow, students will find themselves among nurses, the unemployed, teachers, early childcare educators, social workers, and millions of other Ontarians who will try to make it politically impossible for McGuinty to implement any of the cuts or regressive policy changes that Drummond recommends.
When former Big Bank economist Don Drummond releases his long awaited review of Ontario government finances at a media lockup Wednesday, he will be looking over his shoulder at the 800-pound gorilla i...
Don Drummond should be insulted that his report is going to be little more than political cover for the Liberals. It's going to be a convenient straw man for the party, giving them the option to lay any unpleasantness at the feet of an unaccountable third party.
Ontario’s opposition parties are outraged that a consultant hired by the province to find ways to pare back spending is making $1,500 a day. Don Drummond, TD Bank’s former chief economist, is now cha...
There is no single reform that is going to make medicare work better. But there is a general approach that would be useful. And that alternative approach recognizes the limitations of centralized planning and the need to allow more private money and leadership into the system.