John Ivison on Nigel Wright:
People who know him, say Mr. Wright is a small government enthusiast when it comes to the economy and is a “moderate so-con” on social issues. But one member of the Conservative caucus who has known him for decades, said Mr. Wright is likely to focus on the economy and not wander into areas of social policy, such as the census, which have gotten his predecessor into so much trouble.
Economists on the economy:
OTTAWA - Canadian economy watchers could see something in the coming week they haven't seen for a while - a negative reading on gross domestic product.
Statistics Canada is scheduled to provide its GDP report for July on Thursday. Economists polled by Bloomberg expect it will show a 0.1 per cent decline in overall economic activity for the month. The previous report showed the economy expanding 0.2 per cent in June.
I wonder if the Tories wouldn't be better concentrating on other issues. The Bank Of Canada sees growth slowing in 2011 (and 2012), and it looks to be slowing even more quickly than they have forecast. Don't put your gun registry talking points away yet, methinks.