A United Nations human rights body is raising concerns about Canada’s new anti-terror legislation, saying it could run afoul of international human rights norms.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz didn’t actually use the “R” word: recession. But his monetary policy report last Wednesday said it all the same, using numbers instead of words. By projecting that Canada’s economy shrank 0.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 (following a similar decline in the first quarter), the Bank joins a growing list of others who have concluded that Canada’s economy is now in recession (traditionally defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth).
How far has Canada’s economic star fallen? Only recently Prime Minister Stephen Harper boasted that Canada’s economy was “the envy of the entire world.” That claim was always overstated. Now it is downright ludicrous.
OTTAWA—Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats have widened their lead in the latest horse race polling from Forum Research.
Forum puts the NDP at 36 per cent nationally among decided voters, a comfortable margin over the Conservatives and Liberals, who are tied at 28 per cent.
With four months to go before October’s election, Forum projects the NDP could capture 149 seats — just 21 shy of forming a majority government.
Regionally, the New Democrats lead in the three largest provinces — British Columbia (54 per cent), Quebec (36 per cent), and Ontario (34 per cent).
He ate up a huge federal surplus, piled up six deficits. This PM wants to run on fiscal smarts?