Erin Weir

Blog
Oct 5, 2011

Ontario's stimulating election platforms

Erin Weir
A common refrain has been that all of Ontario's election platforms are unrealistic given a deteriorating economic outlook. We should evaluate how each party's platform would fare in a downturn.
Blog
Sep 26, 2011

Ontario NDP platform: The full monty

Erin Weir
The Ontario NDP presented its comprehensive platform costing yesterday, including all policies announced during the election campaign.
Blog
Sep 17, 2011

Liberal math

Erin Weir
This Ontario NDP fact check should warm the hearts of economists, accountants and math teachers everywhere.
Blog
Sep 14, 2011

C. D. Howe shills for oil companies

Erin Weir
The C. D. Howe Institute is out this morning with a press release entitled, "Raising Oil and Gas Royalties Does Not Benefit Provincial Coffers." Here is my initial take on the accompanying paper.
Blog
Sep 13, 2011

McGuinty's graph misleads on corporate taxes

Erin Weir
Further to Jim Stanford's excellent critique of the Ontario Conservative platform's graphs, I am similarly struck by the Liberal platform's lone graph.
Blog
Aug 29, 2011

Hurricane Trichet hits Jackson Hole

Erin Weir
European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet does not seem to get it. Far from acknowledging that last month's interest-rate hike was premature, he touts "price stability."
Blog
Aug 23, 2011

R.I.P. Jack Layton

Erin Weir
Many have written eloquently about yesterday's tragic news. I share the sentiments that Greg was quick to express and am inspired by Jack's letter to Canadians.
Blog
Aug 10, 2011

C. D. Howe's 'overnight moves' need work

Erin Weir
Less than a month ago, the C. D. Howe Institute released Michael Parkin's paper, "Overnight Moves: The Bank of Canada Should Start to Raise Interest Rates Now."
Blog
Aug 8, 2011

S&P pantsed by U.S. Treasury

Erin Weir
I think that Standard and Poor's decision -- alone among the major raters -- to downgrade the U.S. has severely discredited the agency (bad pun intended).
Blog
Jul 18, 2011

TILMA by stealth in Saskatchewan

Erin Weir
The Saskatchewan Party had repeatedly promised not to sign TILMA. But it signed the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) last year.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Erin Weir