TheRecordBy Greg Quinn. Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be losing one of his political trump cards — his record on the economy — just when he needs it most.
Canada's job growth, among the strongest in the industrialized world after the global recession, has slowed by about half one year before the country's next election, even as U.S. employment accelerates. Harper, who won a majority government in 2011 campaigning on his economic stewardship, now finds his record under attack by the opposition. More...