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Canadian Ag Policy, Eh?; Korean Example at OECD

Canadian Ag Policy, Eh? After winning a plurality of seats but not a majority, Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party will have to govern as a coalition and no one expects much to happen, especially in rural western Canada. Western Canada, where the Conservatives control politics, is agriculture and fossil fuels. The coalition government will not approve the oil pipelines sought by the western provinces, though it might be okay increasing the amount of canola converted to biofuel. But minority-led governments have poor productivity and rarely last more than 18 months before requiring a new election.  Korean Example at OECD The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is hosting a forum this week on “Measuring...

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