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Philip Cross

Philip Cross is a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He is also a member of the Business Cycle Dating Committee at the CD Howe Institute. Before that, he spent 36 years at Statistics Canada, the last few as its Chief Economic Analyst.

Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | July 13, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a photo op at the Régimbal Awards and Promotions plant in Ottawa in June to promote the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, one of his government's programs to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | July 13, 2020
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | July 13, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a photo op at the Régimbal Awards and Promotions plant in Ottawa in June to promote the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, one of his government's programs to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | June 15, 2020
While not at full employment before the crisis, Canada was not several percentage points short of it (the Bank of Canada estimated the output gap was about one per cent late in 2019). We cannot simultaneously resume normal economic activities and fundamentally restructure the economy, nor would we want to, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | June 15, 2020
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | June 15, 2020
While not at full employment before the crisis, Canada was not several percentage points short of it (the Bank of Canada estimated the output gap was about one per cent late in 2019). We cannot simultaneously resume normal economic activities and fundamentally restructure the economy, nor would we want to, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | April 22, 2020
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to reporters in the West Block on April 11. Before another spending binge, governments should carefully evaluate whether past infrastructure stimulus programs succeeded in boosting the economy in either the short-term or the long-term, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | April 22, 2020
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | April 22, 2020
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to reporters in the West Block on April 11. Before another spending binge, governments should carefully evaluate whether past infrastructure stimulus programs succeeded in boosting the economy in either the short-term or the long-term, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | February 24, 2020
Canada's federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured March 13, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Instead of preparing a contingency plan, last week showed the federal government was caught completely off-guard, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | February 24, 2020
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS | February 24, 2020
Canada's federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, pictured March 13, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Instead of preparing a contingency plan, last week showed the federal government was caught completely off-guard, writes Philip Cross. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS, SEAN SPEER | January 13, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is conducting pre-budget consultations across the country. 'The underlying assumptions behind the government’s support for a CPP expansion have not been fully fleshed out,' write Philip Cross and Sean Speer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS, SEAN SPEER | January 13, 2016
Opinion | BY PHILIP CROSS, SEAN SPEER | January 13, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is conducting pre-budget consultations across the country. 'The underlying assumptions behind the government’s support for a CPP expansion have not been fully fleshed out,' write Philip Cross and Sean Speer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright