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Posts Tagged ‘Economy

Winners and losers in Samsung’s deal with Ontario

January 29, 2010

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s announcement of a $7-billion deal allowing Samsung Group and a Korean utility to build 2,500 megawatts of solar and wind farms in Ontario last week may appear on the surface to be good news, but it is problematic in many ways. There are definitely winners. Samsung gets cash incentives, a toehold […]

Good economic news should not make us blind

October 29, 2009

A steady trickle of economist, politicians and pundits are telling Canadians the recession is over, at least technically.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave his state of the economy speech in St. John to Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane announced the economy was puling out of the recession and the American Federal Reserve Chairman […]

Time for Norlock to work on local solutions to the economy

August 20, 2009

While some may enthuse about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s efforts to secure a new trade deal with Panama last week, there continues to be a growing concern over the lack of transparency and consultation.This marks the fifth such agreement the Conservative government has signed since taking power. The others are with Norway, Switzerland, Colombia, Peru […]