NEWS + ANALYSIS
JANET NEILSON

NEWS + ANALYSIS

CANADA SHOWS IT CAN BE DONE

August 5, 2014 | by Janet Neilson

Canada used to be the butt of jokes when it came to economic freedom. A Wall Street Journal article declared the country an “honorary member of the third world” in the mid-1990s because of out-of-control debt and spending. But today, Canada’s economic performance leads the G8, and while fiscal governance has suffered following the 2008 global financial crisis, Canada is not plagued with the seemingly insurmountable problems that face some EU member nations and the United States.

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