Great Recession

How Canada's Growth is Leading to a Robust International Front

Peter Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Exporters are less upbeat about domestic economic conditions. The balance of opinion for this indicator was the only one to fall, edging back marginally to 13 per cent. Paradoxically, they are more positive about domestic sales, where the balance of opinion rose 9 percentage points to 43 percent of those surveyed.

WATCH: Carney Slams Capitalist 'Radicalism'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Business

Free-market “radicalism” has taken control of the world’s economies, spurring greater inequality and threatening the legitimacy of capitalism it...

Why We Can't Afford to Spend Our Country Out of Debt

Doug O. Jones | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada
Doug O. Jones

With GDP forecast to grow by a mere 1.6 per cent this year, our governments (both provincial and federal) need consumers to keep on spending to prop up the economy. They need this while they, themselves, are struggling with ballooning deficits and debt loads.

What, No Champagne?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Few are noting the occasion, but about now Canada and the rest of the world should be celebrating the third anniversary marking the end of th...

Watching the Watchdog: Is Huffpost Killing Democracy?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A former CBC colleague-turned-journalism professor very politely questions the ethics of my writing this column for HuffPost. Surely, he suggests delicately, the internet in general -- and aggregators like HuffPost in particular -- are killing traditional mainstream, general-interest journalism. And, in the process, seriously damaging democracy. My reply...?

Feel That Hand? Yeah, That's Because We're All Muppets

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Kathleen Finlay

Perhaps if more insiders had come forward to expose wrongdoing, and irregularities at the major U.S. banks and investment houses a few years ago, the impact of the financial meltdown leading to the Great Recession might have been softened. Until each one of us does this, we're all muppets.

What Recovery?

David Frum | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada Business
David Frum

This month, for the first time, President Barack Obama can say more Americans are working than were working on the day he took office (using the more reliable figures for seasonably adjusted numbers). Of course, recovery only to January 2009 levels won't be much of a recovery at all.

Farewell to the Occupation: How OWS Achieved its Goal Despite Not Having One

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Canada's Incredible Shrinking Deficit

David Frum | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Politics
David Frum

Good news! Canada's budget deficit is shrinking even before the federal government introduces its budget cuts. There's an important lesson for the whole world from the Canadian experience: the actions a government might take to reduce its deficit -- cutting spending, raising taxes -- can prolong the recession.

WATCH: IMF Advisor Warns Global Collapse May Be 2 Or 3 Weeks Away

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Business

If European leaders can't hammer out a solution to the continent's runaway credit crisis, the world's economy will face a collapse larger than the one...

Rachel Mendleson

'Significant' Drop In Canadian Consumer Confidence

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

As global debt woes and market turmoil stoke fears of another recession, Canadian consumers are keeping a close eye on the economic forecast. And if w...

Canada Registered No Real Growth Since Recession Began

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's real economy was smaller in the first half of this year than it was before the start of the North American recession four years ago, an analy...

TD Bank Warns Canada May Be In For Recession

CP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

A major Canadian bank says the economy ground to a halt in the second quarter and could slip into recession if the United States continues to weaken. ...