Canadian federal election put all parties on notice; the question now is whether they can work together
The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund in Washington last week were grim. Trade wars. Negative interest rates. Unprecedented levels of debt. Sagging economic growth and productivity. “Go home,” Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF’s managing director implored an audience of policy-makers and various hangers-on at one point. “Act. How many of you are going to do it?”
No one from Canada’s government was there to receive the message, obviously. But now that the election is over, let’s put the question to Canada’s new Parliament: the economy is in trouble; how many of you are ready to do something about it?
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