In his analysis, Mr. Orr said that in the mid-1980s, Ontario's standard of living was 15% above the Canadian average, and for a time was briefly tied for first with Alberta in 1986 and 1987. But that has dropped, to roughly 9% above the national average in 2002 and only 7% last year. And it is set to fall farther, according to Global Insight's forecast, to 5.5% above average this year and only 4% by 2010.The problem with this kind of argument is that Ontario is so large within the Canadian picture that it more or less defines the average.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
According to this article in the National Post, some think-tank economist has decided Ontario's position is threatened.