Over a ten-year period, Canada’s general government gross debt rose from 69 per cent to 87 per cent.
Between 2004 and 2014, Alberta created more than 350,000 jobs.
The two biggest automatic stabilizers from Ottawa are income taxes and employment insurance payments.
A phrase heard almost hourly at the conference was “this time is different.”
When you’re in a recession, one of the key signs is that employment is either stagnant or falling.