This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more

This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more

At least as easy with Albanese – and nowhere near as sleazy

We are all, on average, about 3% poorer every year under the Morrison government. Founder and publisher Dave Donovan debunks the “Coalition is better economic managers” theory. AUSTRALIAN MAINSTREAM MEDIA echoed the government’s line that the economy is in great shape. Journalists also amplified that tired old Howard-era fury that the economy will always be … Read more

IPC faces backlash over decision to allow Russians, Belarusians as neutrals at Winter Paralympics amid invasion of Ukraine

Paralympics chiefs have run into an emotional international backlash after their decision to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at the Winter Games. Key points: The IPC has decided that Russian and Belarusian athletes can compete as ‘neutrals’ at the Beijing Winter Paralympics Ukrainian athletes have responded with fierce criticism of the decision amid … Read more

International Olympic Committee places politics above athletes’ rights to compete as it reacts to Russia-Ukraine war

Star Belarusian basketballer and two-time Olympian Yelena Leuchanka was arrested, beaten and imprisoned for joining street protests against her country’s government in late 2020. Her sport’s profile helped raise the issue of her treatment internationally, encouraging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to place sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who was also head of the … Read more