Dutch Disease Canada

Canada Has a Bad Case of Oil Sands Fever

Yves Engler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs. Expansion of the tar sands and the resulting bouts of Oil Sands fever may be good for capitalists but it will further weaken the job market and do great harm to Canadian workers.

Don't Blame Alberta For Ontario's Manufacturing Woes

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A suggestion that a commodities boom has caused a decline in Canada's manufacturing sector is being challenged by two reports from the Unive...

Dutch Disease? What Dutch Disease?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The belief that the commodities boom of the past decade caused the decline in Canada's manufacturing sector is being challenged in a new repo...

Send It East: Mulcair Backs Pipeline Plan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Business

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has thrown his party’s support behind a proposal to ship oil from Alberta to eastern Canada, saying it would lower energy ...

Forget Dutch Disease, We're In The Money!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Canada's reliance on oil is "unambiguously good" for the country as a whole — not just the West — Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney sa...

Canada Does Have Dutch Disease, Global Organization Says

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Business

The OECD is weighing in on the controversy surrounding whether Canada is suffering from an economic condition known as Dutch Disease, and its qualifie...

In Oilsands City, No One Much Notices Mulcair

CP | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada Business

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. -- Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's visit to the Alberta oilsands may be a big deal on the political scene, but it appears to be ...

Mulcair Blames Oilsands Issues On Harper

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair toured Alberta's sprawling oilsands Thursday, saying he was left agog at the size of the operati...

'Albertans Should Be Thanking Mulcair'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - The head of the Alberta Federation of Labour is defending Tom Mulcair in advance of the federal NDP leader's tour of the oilsands.Mulcair ha...

Dutch Disease? Try 'Oilsands Fever'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - On the eve of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's visit to Alberta's oilsands, a new report backs his claim that Canada's economy suffers from a form of...

Mulcair Tones Down Dutch Disease Stance

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is dialling back the NDP's anti-oilsands rhetoric as he prepares for his first visit to Alberta's massive, unconventional petrole...

Tony Clement: NDP Would 'Cripple' Canadian Oil Industry

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Federal Treasury Board President Tony Clement used a speech in the heart of Canada's oil and gas sector to launch an attack on NDP Leader To...

Harper Government Believes In Dutch Disease After All?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has funded research that argues Canada's economy suffers from so-called Dutch Disease, an economic theory the prime min...

Is Canada Suffering From 'Dutch Disease'?

CBC | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Business

To those unfamiliar with the economic concept, all the recent talk among Canada's political class about "Dutch disease" may have left you ...

Mulcair's Ploy to Spread (Dutch) Disease

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's recent meditations on an economic phenomenon known as "Dutch Disease" illustrates again that the NDP and their new leader are far from ready for prime time. That does not mean there is not a kernel of truth in Mulcair's statements.

Mulcair: Evidence For Dutch Disease 'Irrefutable'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair isn't backing down from his controversial diagnosis that Canada is suffering from "Dutch disease," despite conflicting evidence a...

Alberta To Reap $1.2 Trillion From Oil Sands -- But What Does The Rest Of Canada Get?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Business

Alberta’s government will collect $1.2 trillion in royalties from the oil sands over the next 35 years, and emissions from oil and gas extraction ar...