Poloz stays clear of doomsday scenario. “There is good reason to think that we can continue to manage these risks successfully”

Poloz stays clear of doomsday scenario. “There is good reason to think that we can continue to manage these risks successfully”

If there is one thing that annoys a certain group of people in my Twitter bubble about Stephen Poloz, it’s the Bank of Canada governor’s perceived complacency in the face of what these people see as imminent economic disaster. The reason for their frustration is Poloz’s unwillingness to raise interest rates to slow the accumulation…

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Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country?

Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country?

THE King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has a problem. “Whenever we go abroad”, he says, “people refer to us as Switzerland.” So on April 18th, at a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain, the king announced that he was changing Swaziland’s name to eSwatini. (As an absolute monarch he can…

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‘Complete and utter disrepair:’ Business groups slam Ottawa’s changes to transportation bill

‘Complete and utter disrepair:’ Business groups slam Ottawa’s changes to transportation bill

OTTAWA — Business groups are warning that a recent motion introduced by the Minister of Transport could put shippers at a further disadvantage to Canada’s rail firms, leaving companies worse off than before Ottawa introduced its sweeping transportation bill last year. A coalition of business associations said the minister’s rejection of two key Senate amendments…

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