Economy

Word on the Street: How the economy is affecting Calgary voters in the 2019 federal election – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Each day this week, Global News will explore some of the issues that matter to voters in Calgary as we approach the 2019 federal election in a new segment called…

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Climate, economy take centre stage at Fort McMurray debate | CBC News

Climate change, pipelines and the economy were at the top of the agenda Tuesday as candidates vying to represent Fort McMurray-Cold Lake in Ottawa took the stage for the riding’s only all-candidates debate. …

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CRA combating underground economy with Home Depot purchase records | Globalnews.ca

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is trying to use information from Home Depot customers to crack down on the underground economy. The company sent out letters to customers who have…

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Trump threatens Turkey’s economy and imposes sanctions | The Star

WASHINGTON – Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump…

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Sudbury candidates talk economy, business community at Chamber debate | CBC News

Five candidates in the Sudbury riding debated the economy, issues related to the business community and how they and their respective political parties would improve the economic well-being throughout the riding. It…

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Unemployment is low. The economy is growing. Why do Canadians feel they can’t get ahead? – National | Globalnews.ca

“Pocketbook issues” are always touted as key ballot box questions during election campaigns. This time around though, there appears to be a fresh urgency in the fears of many Canadians…

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COMMENTARY: If the economy is doing great, why is Justin Trudeau running deficits? – National | Globalnews.ca

Trying to sift through the federal budget documents is an exercise in frustration. It’s always surprised me that we spend so much time covering a document that details what governments…

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How fewer birds harms the economy | The Star

The startling news received by Americans and Canadians recently of massive declines in bird populations has very real economic consequences. With North America now home to one of the largest…

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GOLDSTEIN: Election’s pipeline politics are damaging our economy | Toronto Sun

Of all the bizarre ideas that have been tossed out in the federal election campaign, the argument Canada should cut its own economic throat by abandoning efforts to build an…

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MLAs trade barbs on economy, budget as Alberta legislature resumes | Globalnews.ca

Alberta’s fall legislature sitting began on full boil, with Premier Jason Kenney accusing the former government of trailblazing economic incompetence while NDP Leader Rachel Notley told him to stop throwing…

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Scheer blames ‘troubling’ Canadian economy on Trump, Trudeau policies | Globalnews.ca

Scheer insisted that as prime minister he would help Canada deal with any global downturn by cutting taxes, working to attract more investment and balancing the federal books. He made…

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COMMENTARY: How a strong economy — and strong public sector — may give the Liberals an edge – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada’s public sector offers better wages, better benefits and greater job security than the private sector. Those were the three takeaways I had last year at this time when interviewing…

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Tech CEOs call on political parties for policy action to drive digital economy | National Post

OTTAWA — More than 110 Canadian tech CEOs have signed an open letter urging political parties to take action to strengthen the country’s innovative economy, and avoid falling further behind…

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Local economy buzzing as Sudbury welcomes its 10th international mining delegation to city | CBC News

The City of Greater Sudbury is rising in prominence as an integrated mining hub in the global mining industry thanks to an increase in the number of mining delegations arriving in the…

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Federal N.W.T. candidates spar over environment, economy | CBC News

N.W.T. Liberal incumbent Michael McLeod may have been absent from this week’s federal debates in Yellowknife, but that didn’t stop his rivals from laying out their vision for the environment and the…

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Deadly protests squeeze Haitians in shrinking economy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Marcel Cineus scanned the crowd for hints of a potential customer as people bustled past his wooden stall filled with hundreds of text books in the hills…

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Advocates raise alarm about suicide and the economy | CBC News

New research out of the University of Calgary highlights the connection between Alberta’s economic slump and the province’s high suicide rates — and it’s more dramatic than mental health advocates…

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Fact check: Trump gets it wrong on Ukraine, gun control and the economy – National | Globalnews.ca

A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the centre of it all rose defiantly to his own defence, not always in command of the…

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Fracking Ban, Pushed by Democratic Hopefuls, Could Dent Economy | The Star

Climate-change platforms of some Democratic presidential candidates propose a ban on fracking to extract fossil fuels, a move that is popular with their supporters but could have consequences for the…

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Don’t be afraid to speak up against powerful people. Democracy and the economy depend on it | CBC News

Be careful what you say. I’ll bet that most people who live in our province are familiar with the concept of that phrase. Say you are one of the many…

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Hay River/Deh Cho candidates discuss economy and land claims at forum | CBC News

Diversifying the economy and settling land claims were big topics of discussion at the all-candidates forum in Hay River, N.W.T., Thursday night.  R.J. Simpson, who has been acclaimed for his…

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Survey says: economy, climate change and cost of living top issues for Sask. voters | CBC News

Saskatchewan voters say the economy, climate change and the cost of living are their three biggest concerns in the upcoming federal election. The data comes from a recent poll conducted…

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Ecology Action Centre report identifies climate targets to help guide Nova Scotia’s green economy – Halifax | Globalnews.ca

The Ecology Action Centre isn’t waiting on the province to lay out the details of a new climate plan, and instead, they issued their own report at a press conference…

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Ecology Action Centre lays out plan to cut emissions, jump-start green economy | CBC News

As the Nova Scotia government begins work to update legislation targeting emission reductions, the Ecology Action Centre is proposing steps it says can make drastic improvements to the environment while…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems’ selective facts | National Post

WASHINGTON — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and…

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Worsening of trade war would deliver a ‘complex shock’ to the economy: Bank of Canada | Globalnews.ca

The Canadian economy has shaken off the weakness seen at the start of the year, however escalating trade conflicts and the related uncertainty are taking a toll, a senior Bank…

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California bill giving protections to Uber drivers, other gig economy workers, moves ahead | CBC News

The California Assembly is expected to give final consideration Wednesday to a bill that would provide new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as…

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European Central Bank introduces aggressive stimulus package to revive ailing economy | CBC News

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi pledged indefinite stimulus on Thursday to revive an ailing euro zone economy, tying the hands of his successor for years to come and sparking…

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Canada’s big cities push political parties for policies on digital economy, privacy – National | Globalnews.ca

Chambers of commerce from Canada’s biggest cities will release a campaign wish list Wednesday urging political parties to commit to establishing national data-governance standards, making government research more available for…

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California’s landmark bill on gig economy called ‘watershed moment’ for vulnerable workers

For those wondering why it’s so hard to find a middle-class job or agonizing over rising income inequality, pay attention to a new California bill that tackles those issues —…

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