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Canada to face whirlwind of potential shocks, redrawing of global political economy

By David Crane      

If we are to succeed in the face of great disruptions, new thinking and new policies will be critical. We are not there yet.

In a recent speech, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz was typically upbeat on the economy, pointing to what he saw as 'many areas of encouraging economic growth' so that the current period of below-potential growth 'will prove to be only temporary.' The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—Over the next number of years, Canada will face a whirlwind of potential shocks from disruptive technological change, a redrawing of the global political economy, the risks of accelerating climate change, and an ongoing aging of our population.

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