Governments must work to eliminate their deficits or the upward pressure on interest rates will intensify Inflation is proving to be more than transitory, reaching an 18-year high of 4.7 per cent last month. Government-created distortions of personal incomes, savings and labour market choices are helping fuel it. These distortions also make inflation harder […]

The fact is that Canada’s woke emperor has no clothes. At the start of the current election campaign, in an attempt to burnish his feminist credentials, Justin Trudeau vowed to turn the country’s supposed «she-cession» into a «she-covery.» But the evidence does not support claims of a «she-cession,» and it is plain to […]

The economy contracted 0.3 per cent between April and June, or 1.1 per cent on an annual basis, Statistics Canada reported on Aug. Adding to the dismal report, the federal agency delivered preliminary data for July that showed gross domestic product declined 0.4 per cent, a worrisome start to the third quarter. It’s the first quarterly […]

Plastics aren’t perfect, but if handled properly they are better and greener than substitute products made of plants and animals According to many environmentalists, coal, petroleum and natural gas, together with the fuels, lubricants and myriad other products these fossil fuels make possible, help drive widespread environmental problems. As journalist […]