Mulcair Dutch Disease

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Pitting East Against West?

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he isn't pitting Canada's East against the West, in prepared remarks to provincial New Democrats gathered for a party convention in Winnipeg on Saturday. "Those ar...
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Mulcair Blames Oilsands Issues On Harper

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair toured Alberta's sprawling oilsands Thursday, saying he was left agog at the size of the operations, but also with a renewed determination to make...
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Mulcair Confident About Oilsands Trip

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is heading to Alberta for his first tour of the oilsands, confident he can dispel perceptions that he's anti-development and anti-western Canada.But even before the NDP leader lef...
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Mulcair Tones Down Dutch Disease Stance

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is dialling back the NDP's anti-oilsands rhetoric as he prepares for his first visit to Alberta's massive, unconventional petroleum deposits.The NDP leader is to tour Suncor's oil...

Mulcair's Misdiagnosis of Dutch "Disease" Won't Help our Economy

Thomas Mulcair's prescription is to make "polluters pay" and that the natural resources industry should fully account for its pollution. And then what? How is that going to reduce pressure on the dollar? How does that help other industries? Does he want to implement a selective "polluter pays" policy that target only the natural resources sector and exclude the manufacturing sector?

Mulcair's Ploy to Spread (Dutch) Disease

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.