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.
Of the hundreds of studies conducted on the employment effects of a minimum wage increase, the majority find no evidence of significant job losses.
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?
10/26/2016 04:26 EDT
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.
09/05/2015 09:15 EDT
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