However, given the absence of published estimates over the forecast horizon 2008-2013, it is necessary to construct them.
Future potential growth is assumed at 2.4% annually and an upper bound of 2.7% and lower bound of 2.1% are also considered. This range is consistent with estimates of potential growth provided by private sector forecasters and the Bank of Canada. -The Budgetary Balance and the Economic Cycle December 18, 2008
November 2009 - Reflecting the better-than-expected employment performance since May and upward revisions to real GDP growth, private sector forecasters have revised down their outlook for the unemployment rate in the near term (Table 1-4). Based on the September 2009 PBO survey, forecasters expect the unemployment rate to average 8.4 per cent in 2009 and 8.9 per cent in 2010 – lower than the 8.7 per cent and 9.4 per cent, respectively, expected in the June survey. Economic Fiscal Update
April 9, 2010 - March’s employment increase brings total gains to 176,000 (+1.1%) since July 2009. Employment edged up by 18,000 in March, continuing an upward trend that began in July 2009. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2%.- Labour Force Survey
April 08, 2010 - This isn't a news story about some staffer writing a letter to the editor supporting her boss, again, dredged up by some tragic hope that it will distract Canadians from the growing obvious - that the country is in good hands, and that the Liberal party has nothing new to offer. -Searching For Liberty
April 10, 2010 - Where the Helena Guergis media frenzy is most beneficial to Liberals is that it is distracting attention away from our sensational economic recovery. - The Iceman This story should be shouted from the rooftops because it affects every Canadian unlike other stories that the Lame Stream Media's been focused on lately. - Chasing Apple Pie
Priorities can be a problem for some political parties.
CanadianSense You tube
CanukPolitics You tube