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Keeping up with the Jones Principle in Canada

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses Myth “They found that poor households didn’t borrow more in high-inequality areas. Instead, poor households borrowed more in poorer areas (i.e.: areas with less overall inequality). In short, it’s the opposite of what the...

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The week in tweets – January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

  I’ve decided to make Friday’s my “The Week in Tweets”, posting some of the interesting news items I’ve tweeted on in the last week. January 23, 2014 “MSNBC interrupts Congresswoman for report on Justin...

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The Canadian economy is a windshield looking for a moose. In June 2012, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty reduced the maximum amortization period to the traditional 25 years,  “aimed at reining in a hot housing market and...

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Boom or bust?

January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canada’s 2014 economic outlook: Boom or bust? “While most economists are calling for growth comfortably above 2 per cent this year, following a disappointing level set in 2013, at least one economist is calling for the...

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Canadian Government

Misplaced sense of self-righteousness

December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Living within means keeps us strong: Canada a perfect example to rest of world of fiscal rectitude “The EU’s mendicant members could do worse than look across the pond to Canada as a nation committed...

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Economic council that advises government expects slower B.C. growth “On average, the council expects B.C.’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be 1.4 per cent in 2013, down two tenths of a per cent...

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The Pink Ghetto

December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada’s gender pay gap: Who is to blame? “It’s hard to believe pay equity is still a goal to be reached in a developed country such as Canada.”  Very true. “The gender pay gap is...

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Low interest rates cost charities donations

December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canadians not as generous as they’d like to think, shows study “The annual generosity index from the Fraser Institute notes that “the extent of charitable giving fell in virtually every Canadian jurisdiction” from 2001 to...

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