Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy

Founded in 2007, the Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy honours Professor Harry Kitchen's contributions to research and public policy information. The annual series features academics and thought leaders in the realm of public policy and economics, providing access to experts to Trent University students, and the wider community.

Canada's Growth Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Andrew Coyne

Columnist for The Globe and Mail

  • calendar icon
    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • time icon
    5:00 p.m.
  • location icon
    Gzowski College/Enwayaang Room ENW115. This lecture will also be live streamed with an online version available.

Lecture Recording:

Lecture Abstract

Andrew Coyne, Columnist for the Globe & Mail reflects on Canada’s Growth Crisis. Sluggish economic growth has long been a concern for Canada, especially in light of population aging and its costs. Lately, however, slow growth has been replaced by a new and even more alarming prospect: no growth, or even contraction, at least in per capita terms — not just in the short run but, it seems, indefinitely. What are the causes of this crisis? What are the implications? And what can be done about it?

About Andrew Coyne

A headshot of Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne is a columnist for The Globe and Mail. Raised in Winnipeg, Mr. Coyne is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics‎. He was formerly Opinion Editor at The National Post, National Editor at Maclean’s and national columnist for Southam News. In addition, his writing has appeared in a wide range of other publications in Canada and abroad, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and The Walrus. He is also a weekly panelist on CBC’s The National.

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