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Eugene Lang: Canada’s economic image problem, Toronto Star

Canada’s economic image problem

Eugene Lang and Philip DeMont 
Toronto Star, February 2, 2016

The exchange rate is the most important price in the economy” is a quote often attributed to Robert Mundell, the Canadian-born, Nobel Prize winning economist. The dollar’s price is so important because it affects everything from the inflation rate, to the propensity of Americans to vacation in Canada, to the competitiveness of Canadian exports in foreign markets.


Warren Mabee: Enbridge boosting security after pipeline sabotage

Enbridge boosting security after recent cases of pipeline sabotage

Warren Mabee in Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press article
NewsTalk 680, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, January 18, 2016

CALGARY – In a field on the outskirts of Sarnia, Ont., there’s a big blue wheel surrounded by a chain-link fence.

Attached to the fence and nailed to a nearby wooden post is a warning: high pressure petroleum pipeline.


Douglas Bland: "Trudeau should close surplus military bases", Times Columnist

Trudeau should close surplus military bases

Douglas Bland
Times Columnist and the Ottawa Citizen, January 14/15, 2016

Prime minister Jean Chrétien’s 1994 Defence White Paper promised: “Everything is being made leaner — everything is undergoing the closest scrutiny. Major cuts in headquarters and support activities will mean more resources devoted to combat forces and less to administrative overhead.”


Naomi Alboim: "Refugee advocates warn against shift to private sponsorship", CBC Online

Refugee advocates warn against shift to private sponsorship.

Naomi Alboim
CBC Online, 22 December 2015 

As thousands of Canadians work on campaigns to privately sponsor Syrian migrants, refugee advocates hope the government builds on the private sector interest rather than become dependent on it.


Naomi Alboim: "Housing fund created for refugees could help other Canadians.", CBC Online

Housing fund created for refugees could help other Canadians.

Naomi Alboim
CBC Online, 18 December 2015 

There's hope that private sector contributions to a national housing fund for refugees could leave a legacy beyond the needs of the newcomers now arriving from the Middle East.

'Colossal effort' underway to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year's end
Settlement agency braces for arrival of refugees
Suppliers for Syrian refugee welcome kits kept secret for security reasons