Canadian Economy

GUNTER: The throne speech was obsolete by the next day

I can never understand commentators who seem surprised (even irritated) by the vagueness of a throne speech. Vagueness is the point. A typical throne speech is to legislative agendas what daydreaming about winning the lottery is to retirement planning. Vice-regal addresses are accurate indications of a government’s priorities — until all those best-laid plans get …

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Bank of Canada’s Stephen Poloz: Six candidates to be the next governor

Now that Stephen Poloz has announced he will step down as Bank of Canada Governor after his seven-year term ends in June 2020, attention turns to the possible candidates who might replace him. Here are six possibilities. The Favourite Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada …

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There’s a problem when analogue policy makers set the rules for a digital world

Last week’s fan email included condemnation for a “piece that seems more like propaganda from a boomer.” I was born in 1974. But I concede, growing up in the no-man’s land between the prosperity-is-us boomers and the digitally native millennials means some of us Gen-Xers aren’t always with it. Recently, Rémi Racine, one of the …

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